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.
Meteor Development, the hot startup that aims to remake enterprise software development, picked up some pretty impressive coin in a $11.2 million Series A funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz, with contributions from Matrix Partners. Rod Johnson will join Meteor’s board.
The number of principal engineers and other technical leaders leaving the company and trying to have big impacts elsewhere suggests VMware might achieve mafia status a la Sun Microsystems, Facebook, Google or PayPal. But is that good news for VMware?