How Switching To Scala Made Me Less Productive, And Why That Matters Less Than I Thought

The Scala programming language is a popular alternative to Java on the JVM[0], mixing object-oriented and functional programming, with a vibrant ecosystem, and a host of other touted benefits. Over the last year and a bit I have gained experience of building production web applications using the Scala language and its surrounding libraries. This talk will be divided into two parts. The first part will cover my subjective experience switching to Scala, the good parts, the bad parts, and why I…

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