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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.
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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.