In the news this last week, there was some information regarding the usage of Scala by The Guardian, a UK newspaper, and one of the biggest on the planet. I was aware that they were using Scala internally, but it seems they are starting to use it more and more.
Graham Tackley, a developer at The Guardian, talked about that in this video: http://skillsmatter.com/podcast/scala/how-we-mostly-moved-from-java-to-scala – its really worth while seeing this, he talks about how The Guardian uses Scala, and of course talks a lot about Scala itself – so much that this could be a great introductory video for you if you don’t know Scala yet.
One of the most interesting things shown in the video is a search tool / API they created – with Scala – to allow people to search their articles. I loved it, and more so for being open. Take a look for yourself: http://explorer.content.guardianapis.com/#/search?format=json
Thats all for now, see you next time!