In a few years, the requirements of data-intensive distributed applications, such as large-scale web applications, have changed dramatically, requiring response times orders of magnitude shorter for data in the petabytes. At the same time, the sof... Read more
Ever wished the compiler could make asynchronous programming easier? Enter Scala Async. Do asynchronous I/O like "normal" blocking I/O, program with Futures and Promises even more naturally! Scala Async makes it possible to "suspend" at arbitrary ... Read more
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Philipp Haller has been a member of the Scala team since 2006. His research on concurrent programming with race-free actors in Scala has been published in leading conferences, winning a best paper award. He is the creator of Scala’s first actors library which inspired Akka, as well as a contributor to the Scala language, standard library, and tools. Co-author of the book "Actors in Scala", Philipp has been one of the lead designers of Scala’s new Futures API (SIP-14) as well as Scala Async. He holds a P