The Scala programming language is one big reason why applications like Twitter, LinkedIn and Foursquare have taken off among mobile phone users. Meet Martin Odersky, the man behind the language.
Johnson’s presence on Typesafe’s board brings even more credibility to Typesafe’s push to make Scala a top-tier language for scalable enterprise applications. The company will be at JavaOne promoting that vision.
With its new funding from Shasta Ventures and Juniper Networks, Typesafe will keep pushing Scala and its related middleware stack as a mainstream development platform for enterprise applications. To date, Scala has been used mostly in web-scale apps like Twitter and Foursquare.
Typesafe continues to push the Scala programming language and associated Akka middleware as top-tier software development tools for the webscale age, and now claims Juniper Networks as a convert. The networking hardware giant will use Scala and Akka in upcoming — and undisclosed — products.