Scala, Functional Programming and Play 2.0

Here’s a short but interesting interview with Sadek Drobi who’s behind the Play framework. Drobi discusses

  • What is functional programming, why it is becoming more popular and how it relates to Object Orientation (OO)
  • How Scala approaches functional programming from an OO base
  • Scala’s complexity as a language and how to manage it through guidelines
  • Play as a rails-type framework for the jvm with special emphasis on asynchronous processing for scalability
  • How abstracting over javascript is a mistake for web frameworks, as complexity mounts in the long run

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