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John R.


Palo Alto, CA

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December 1, 2011

Are you building a startup -- and what is it about? If not, what is the role of Scala in your company?

Scala is not in wide use in my enterprise. I am promoting Scala, functional programming, and reactive applications, as a way forward: A way to progress from Java without disconnecting from Java, and as a way to develop understandable programs that take advantage of multi-core computers and multi-computer clusters.

Is your Scala talking to a web or mobile client, and if so, how?

Yes, in some cases. I used Play! for an intranet web app, accessed from a desktop web browser. I also have a Scala application to manage the backups of my virtual machines off-hours...It updates me on my Nexus 5 device via email.

Are you able to host meetups, and for how many, and/or do you like to present?

Not sure. There is a 288-seat auditorium near Oakland 12th St. station, but not sure it is available for this purpose. I do like to present (BA in Drama) but don't have a present!

What Scala technologies are you interested in?

Composable futures, Actors, SBT, DevOps, Typesafe Console (and enterprise monitoring in general).


I like expressions that are short and sweet.

What John R. is saying about this Meetup Group

Wonderful! A great way to learn...There's nothing else like it.

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