20 Oct 2015, 13:10

MongoDB Scala Driver Released
The new Scala Driver for MongoDB has been released! Last month I announced the first release candidate of a new idiomatic Scala Driver for MongoDB and I’m excited to announce that the first official release is now available on sonatype for Scala 2.11: "org.mongodb.scala" %% "mongo-scala-driver" % "1.0.0" A clean, simple Scala driver. At MongoDB we’ve been listening to your feedback about what you would like from a new Scala driver.

23 Sep 2015, 13:00

Introducing a new MongoDB Scala Driver
Update - now released! I’m really pleased to announce the first release candidate of a new MongoDB Scala Driver! Insider information At MongoDB we’ve been really busy, back in April we introduced the 3.0 Java driver. It was a massive undertaking that included numerous improvements and updates. What got me most excited with the 3.0 release was the introduction of a new fully asynchronous, non-blocking driver. Using this asynchronous driver as a base we also released an RxJava driver and a Reactive Streams driver.

06 Nov 2013, 00:00

RxJava - understandably reactive

Reactive programing is hot stuff at the moment and the Coursera Principles of Reactive Programming course has just started (its not too late to enroll).

Recently, I’ve been hearing good things about RxJava ( a port of .Net’s Reactive extensions ) so I wanted to learn some more. Then I stumbled upon a video from a recent SF Scala meetup which covered what it is and how they implemented the core and then added support for other JVM languages.

24 Sep 2013, 00:00

Typesafe's Activator

Yesterday the Typesafe Activator hit 1.0. If you haven’t heard about it and use scala or the jvm then take five minutes and check it out - its worth it.

What is it?

My recommendation alone not enough and you what to know more about it before installing it? No problems, let me convince you.

Typesafe Activator is a local web & command-line tool that helps developers get started with the Typesafe Platform.