Topic: scala

H2O.ai releases Sparkling Water 2.0, GitHub provides access to open-source data, and EMEA developers concerned with cyber terrorism—SD Times news digest: July 1, 2016

Today, H2O.ai announced the availability of Sparkling Water 2.0, an API for Apache Spark with new features and functionality. Sparkling Water now includes the ability to interface with Apache Spark, MLlib and Scala to give Spark user’s more visual capabilities. Sparkling Water 2.0 builds off of Sparkling Water, which was designed to give its users … continue reading

JNBridge helps developers build Java apps using the Play Framework

JNBridge wants to tackle interoperability problems between Java and .NET in its latest R&D Lab. JNBridge’s R&D Labs are designed to give developers a way to explore, experiment and expand on new frameworks and technologies. The company has announced a Play Framework lab that aims to help developers avoid interoperability pitfalls and build Web apps … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Wangle

An open-source project by Facebook has made it as SD Times’ GitHub project of the week. The project is called Wangle, and it is a client/server application framework to build asynchronous, event-driven modern C++ services. Facebook open-sourced this project last summer, but recently a Facebook software engineer named James Sedgwick wrote some software with Wangle, … continue reading

Rancher 1.0 is released, Quali open-sources plug-ins, and new functionality for BlazeMeter—SD Times digest: March 29, 2016

Rancher Labs has announced its open-source container-management software is out of beta and generally available. Rancher 1.0 aims to accelerate all aspects of the software development pipeline, from writing and testing code, to running complex microservice-based applications. Features include the ability to select from multiple container orchestration frameworks like Docker Swarm and Kubernetes; a cloud-agnostic … continue reading

Linkapalooza: March 7, 2016

The Linker was abducted by a herd of Chinese acrobats who forced him to jump through hoops and wear a unitard. He successfully escaped by burning through the walls of his cell with extremely bad coffee, and has since been trying to earn the funds required to get him back home to his links by … continue reading

Spark 1.6

Spark 1.6 is released

Apache Spark 1.6, which shipped yesterday, offers performance enhancements that range from faster processing of the Parquet data format to better overall performance for streaming state management. As a large-scale data processing platform, Apache Spark has untethered itself from the Hadoop platform. As a result, Spark can be used against key-value stores and other types … continue reading

Scala.js is no longer an experimental project

After two years in development, the Scala team is finally ready to drop the experimental label off its Scala-to-JavaScript compiler and announce it is ready for production. In addition, the team announced version 0.6 of the compiler, Scala.js. According to Sébastien Doeraene, member of the Scala team, many users believe that Scala.js is already production-ready, … continue reading

Inside the Apache Software Foundation’s Flink

The Apache Software Foundation has announced Apache Flink as a Top-Level Project (TLP). Flink is an open-source Big Data system that fuses processing and analysis of both batch and streaming data. The data-processing engine, which offers APIs in Java and Scala as well as specialized APIs for graph processing, is presented as an alternative to … continue reading

Code Watch: Two great paradigms, great together

Functional programming is bigger than ever. Between Apple’s new Swift programming language, the availability of F# and Scala on the CLR and JVM respectively, and even the introduction of lambdas to Java, mainstream programmers are increasingly expected to be comfortable not just with object-oriented terminology, but with the jargon and mindset of the functional community. … continue reading

SD Times news digest: October 22, 2014—CodinGame’s Platinum Rift coding challenge and IBM & Microsoft’s enterprise cloud partnership

Platinum Rift: CodinGame’s newest challenge CodinGame, a gamification coding platform provider, has announced a new challenge for programmers, giving them the opportunity to have their coding talents noticed by high-profile technology companies. Platinum Rift is a three-week multiplayer artificial intelligence challenge aiming to reveal programming skills through hands-on programming in languages such as Java, C, … continue reading

Code Watch: Embracing Java 8

The additions and improvements in Java 8 are a further push toward the functional programming paradigm … continue reading

Scala 2.10 adds macros, aims for Play

New features and focus from Typesafe push the drive for greater adoption … continue reading

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