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Room 1 - Foundations

Thursday June 13th, 12:30-13:15

Supporting the Scala Ecosystem: Stories from the Line

About this Session

At Lightbend we have handled over 10,000 customer support cases ranging from simple Scala compilation issues to complex Akka performance puzzles. Supporting Scala and its largest libraries has resulted in some really interesting issues, such as:

  • a seemingly valid cast leading to a ClassCastException
  • handling external communication with Akka Cluster
  • a subtle workaround to a SecurityException bug in Play

Required Knowledge

No previous knowledge is required as this should be for all experience levels.

Speaker(s)

Justin Pihony
@JustinPihony

Justin is a software journeyman, continuously learning and honing his skills. He is currently using his knowledge to provide developer support at Lightbend. As much as he loves to learn, he also loves to spread his knowledge through teaching and helping others. He has authored three online courses for Pluralsight, including a Spark Fundamentals one, is one of the top Spark answerers on StackOverflow, and organizes the Pittsburgh Scala meetups.

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