Scaling business application development with Play and Scala

A session at Scala eXchange 2014

Monday 8th December, 2014

12:00pm to 12:00pm (GMT)

Scaling web applications is usually about runtime performance for high-traffic consumer applications. This talk is about a different kind of scaling: architectures that increase development speed for small business applications. Using Play and Scala for something that would be easy to build with PHP is like going for a drive in a Rolls Royce: it’s so smooth that you don’t realise how fast you’re going.

Two case studies of commercial development projects illustrate using Play and Scala to complete development so easily it feels like cheating. Both projects were based on Play, Scala, Slick, Bootstrap and minimal JavaScript or front-end development. The lessons learned from these projects show how this architecture makes trade-offs between development cost and complexity. Best of all, there wasn’t any PHP at all.

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Peter Hilton

Software developer, writer, speaker and musician - co-author of ‘Play for Scala’ - Product Developer at Signavio

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Scala eXchange 2014

England England, London

8th9th December 2014

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Time 12:00pm12:00pm GMT

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