Friday, May 13, 2011

$3 million funding for open source Scala / Typesafe Stack and company

By Vasudev Ram -

I found this news interesting:

Seen on VentureBeat (and first on Hacker News).

Typesafe raises $3M for cloud and multi-core software development tools:


[ Typesafe ... has raised $3 million in a first round of funding. ]

[ The Cambridge, Mass.-based company is also introducing today its open source Typesafe Stack, which integrates ... the Scala programming language, Akka middleware and development tools. Scala ... takes advantage of multicore hardware and cloud computing. Scala is used by some of the world's highest-trafficked web properties such as Foursquare, Twitter and LinkedIn. ]

[ Greylock, the investment firm whose roster includes LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, made the investment. ]

[ Martin Odersky, chief executive of Typesafe, created the Scala (which stands for scalable language) programming language in 2001 at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne and launched it seven years ago. It runs on top of the Java Virtual Machine and is interoperable with Java. ]

[ Chris Conrad, engineering manager at LinkedIn, says Scala is a powerful programming tool that offers scalability and efficiency ]

[ Alex Payne, former platform lead at Twitter ... said that Scala played a critical role in improving the scalability and reliability of Twitter's backend services ]


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- Vasudev Ram - Dancing Bison Enterprises

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