Scala at the guardian uk

Hi!

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!

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2 Responses to Scala at the guardian uk

  1. Alisson says:

    Also, people are speculating they are using Play! framework, since it got Scala support few months ago and it is like a revolution on Java web development, concerning these medieval frameworks like JSF, Struts, etc.

    • Paulo Renato says:

      Could be, although I’m not sure this would follow their philosophy of limiting how much new stuff they use at once.

      They also mentioned using lift-json for, obviously, json parsing, so my bet would be that they are closer to Lift than Play! framework.

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