Our old pal Jamie Allen was in the neighborhood talking this-and-that about Scala, Akka and other sundry Typesafe products, so we roped him in to do the DevNews.
If you want a great flashback, listen to Jamie talk with me and Jonas Boner about his Akka library back in TechCast #47 – that was in 2009, folks!
Join Ken Rimple, Joel Confino and Typesafe’s Jamie Allen as we comment on the following:
- Bye bye Aperture – Apple to cease development and help others move to Adobe Lightroom or their own photos app for OS X Yosemite
- Google stopped using MapReduce a while back, now it’s CloudDataFlow and we start talking about how the Big Data industry including Cloudera has moved on from Hadoop as a primary strategy and has become invested in adopting Spark, a new Apache top-level project. Funny how these news items were prepared before we even thought of getting Jamie involved in this epsisode, but that's how it works!
- Busting myths, scalability style – like that disk is truly random, and that we can't increase processing speed anymore
- Visualizing Algorithms – not much to say about it, but wow it's pretty nifty to watch algorithms work visually.
- Go is coming to Android – of course it it, Google owns Go, so uh, yeah! Go users, rejoice…
- WebLogic is cool again? Huh? – Ken couldn't get these two to bite on this one… But it does integrate Docker and Java EE 7.
- Questioning the Lambda Architecture and see Lambda Architecture DOT NET – a GREAT impromptu discussion about this interesting implementation pattern that matches fast + slow processing together and what else is out there.
- OpenSSL Roadmap – Joel gets us up to date about what's happening with the project after some pretty rough patches like GoToFail.
- Jamie Allen brought us this great article – Alexy’s blog article on benchmarks – Java -vs- Scala, divided we fail – awesome and also amusing at the same time.
- Also a great website to review for performance issues and challenges is Mechanical Sympathy
- Jamie Allen is working with Manning on a book on Add Jamie’s book link from Manning with Roland Kuhn which is in MEAP (early access) – Reactive Design Patterns – check it out!