Lightbend (which you may know as Typesafe) released the results of a survey of 2,151 JVM developers last week. The survey aimed to look at the correlations between development trends and IT infrastructure trends and how organisations are modernising applications. It also looked at how much emerging technologies are used in production. Based on the […]

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Lagom is a new framework for Java designed with microservices in mind. It aims to simplify the process of building microservice-based systems that communicate asynchronously, self-heal, scale elastically and remain responsive under load and under failure. Many of the challenges of microservices are caused by the fact we use tools designed without them in mind. […]

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The recent rebrand of Lightbend has made some considerable waves in the JVM-sphere – not the least because the traditionally Scala-centric company chose to debut Reactive Microservices framework Lagom as Java first. But language politics aside, the core story behind the creation of Lagom links to the Microservice evolution sweeping the industry, and how Lightbend as a […]

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Conference junkie Ted Neward explains to Mark Hazell why he as a Java developer finds value in learning Scala, which has been designed from the ground up to be a functional language. The pair also discuss the Typesafe/Lightbend rebrand and why it benefits the company to change its name, the extraordinary power of pattern matching […]

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The source of this content, by Oliver White, is the full version of Typesafe’s recent report Going Reactive 2016. Rise of the [Micro]machines Microservices-based systems have been gaining a lot of attention lately. Martin Fowler, the well-known co-author of the Agile Manifesto, has produced a popular explanation of microservices with James Lewis that has been getting a lot […]

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Hold onto your hats Scala people – Typesafe is no more. Not because it’s been crushed in a horrific Unicorn stampede or anything like that – there’s just been a name change and rebrand. As of today, the people who brought you Akka and the Play framework now go as ‘Lightbend’. Why ‘Lightbend’? Before you […]

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