Akka

London Scala Users’ Group Event

We are excited to announce that NET-A-PORTER will be hosting a LSUG event at the THE NET-A-PORTER GROUP offices on Thursday 26th March. I’ll be presenting a talk covering some of the lessons we have learned whilst building the NET-A-PORTER product API in Scala, Akka and Spray.

Schedule:

  • 6:30pm – Doors open
  • 7:15pm – Talk: Building a RESTful product API in Scala, Akka and Spray
  • 8:00pm – Q&A
  • 8:15pm – 9:30pm – Pizza and beer served!

NET-A-PORTER offices 3

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Spaces are limited, so please sign up via the meet-up event page

Hope to see you there!

Akka

Safer Testing with Akka EventFilter

Akka provides a useful feature for integration testing called the EventFilter. This enables assertions to be made on log messages. I love this feature as it gives me confidence that the correct log messages are being generated and if my system starts struggling in production, I will have the necessary information to quickly understand the problem.

Recently, however, I came across an issue which took away much of the confidence I had in these tests.

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Education

Scala at Net-a-Porter

Recently, Ariel announced that we will be presenting our experiences of using Scala at Scala eXchange 2013. We will save all the best bits for that talk, but suffice it to say we have really enjoyed working with the language. Scala is increasingly being adopted at NET-A-PORTER for new projects, and we have been working to ease the transition in a number of ways:

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Akka

NET-A-PORTER at Scala eXchange 2013

We are delighted to announce that NET-A-PORTER will be taking part in Skills Matter’s Scala eXchange 2013 in London on the 2nd and 3rd of December, 2013.

Ian Forsey and I have been invited to talk about our practical experiences building Scala projects. On top of that, NET-A-PORTER will be sponsoring the event as a gesture of support to the Scala community.

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