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DevNews #76 – HAML-esque JS templates, a monitor for $400, what’s the world coming to?

We have a great set of resources for you today, ranging from HAML-like templates in Javascript, to a great Go tutorial website, to some heavy-duty Scala Akka Finite State Machine discusisons, iOS Workflows, a $15 Arduino with GPS, and much more. Hosts – Ken Rimple, Joel Confino, Eric Snyder and Sujan Kapadia.

TechCast #79 – Chariot’s Sujan Kapadia and Ken Rimple talk about OSCON 2013

The TechCast is sponsored by Chariot Solutions Education Services – for training in Scala, Spring, Grails, Android, Maven and more. We aren’t just slide turners, either. Ask us about interactive mentoring and semi-structured learning as well. The TechCast this week was devoted to Sujan’s trip to OSCON 2013. He and a number of other Chariot … Read More

PhillyETE Screencast #18 – Scaling out with Akka Actors – Joshua Suereth

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From the abstract: “Erlang has made popular the notation of asynchronous message passing as means of distribution and Scaling. While the idea of “actors” is fundamentally simple, how do we, the software engineers, make use of this abstraction to develop real life, scalable systems? This talk designs a scalable distributed search service using Akka and … Read More

TechCast #72 – Typesafe’s Jamie Allen on Scala present and future, Scalathon 2012 and training events

Regular listeners will recognize Jamie Allen’s voice from a number of podcast episodes at Chariot. He recently left us to join Typesafe, the sponsors of the Scala language, Akka, Play and other items that make up the Typesafe stack. We discuss a number of topics, including: Scala helps you write good code out of the … Read More

ETE 2011 – Jonas Boner – Above the Clouds – Introducing Akka

From Jonas Boner’s abstract: “We believe that one should never have to choose between productivity and scalability, which has been the case with traditional approaches to concurrency and distribution. The cause of that has been the wrong tools and the wrong layer of abstraction – and Akka is here to change that. Akka is using … Read More

Akka Scheduler: Actors with Heartbeats

Akka is an excellent platform for writing concurrent applications using the Actor model. Chariot architect Anatoly Polinsky describes the Akka scheduler and how you can use it to create a heartbeat for an actor. From Anatoly’s blog: AKKA Scheduler: Sending Message to Actor’s Self on Start Akka has a little scheduler written using actors. This … Read More

DevNews #35 – A slew of Google IO announcements, Scala forces join, and more

In this week’s episode, we’ve given Eric a lot of coffee and set him loose on the Google I/O announcements.  We also discuss the new Scala / Akka company, TypeSafe, Hudson being donated to the Eclipse foundation, 7 inch tablets, and Matt Riable’s foray into demonstrating Java EE 6 security. Raible Designs | Java Web … Read More

TechCast #47 – Jonas Boner on the Akka framework, Scala, and highly scalable applications

Today’s podcast features Jonas Bonér, the creator of the Akka framework.  If you’ve been listening to the podcast, especially to Episode #37 with Alex Miller on Java Concurrency, here is an alternative approach to providing scalability on the Java VM. Akka features an implementation of Actors, Software Transactional Memory, and Transactors, a hybrid approach to … Read More