Scala vs. Java

cdmOn the Scala vs. Java discussion, “Is LinkedIn getting rid of Scala?” is a good read.  It is a little sad that Scala seems to be losing momentum at LinkedIn.

My thoughts on Scala vs. Java:

OK, I won’t say that Scala adoption builds our organization’s polyglot hack foo because developers are calling it quits on polyglot programming.

spark-logoWhat if you are about to build a new Big Data Analytics platform that leverages Spark for real-time processing?  Should you use Scala or Java?

Writing an entire platform in Scala seems like a possibility but not a very practical one.  As a compromise, you might build transforms, Spark code, and operations on RDDs in Scala, and pick the language is most appropriate for other situations, probably mostly Java.  Also, where you use java, consider making Java 8 a standard from the start.

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