Alex Payne spent over a year researching the best language with which to approach the architectural challenges at Twitter, the popular social messaging platform on which he works. In this talk, he’ll share for the first time in public why he settled on Scala. Learn about Scala’s winning combination of object-oriented and functional programming, its robust concurrency model, and other sexy features. Get a quick tour of the Scala community, including standout apps and emerging best practices. Find out why Scala sets the standard for next generation languages, and why it’s a great choice for Web 2.0 architecture.
Alex Payne is API Lead at Twitter, a social network of individuals sharing short status updates via the web, SMS, IM, and an extremely popular API. Since taking on the support and development of Twitter’s API, the service has grown to hundreds of millions of requests per day. Alex’s background is in web application development and information security, and his code has powered mission-critical operations, political campaigns, and non-profit initiatives. Alex lives and works in San Francisco.
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