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About the future prospect of scala.

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Srinivas Reddy ...
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Hi,     I am new to this list and not yet started learning scala and have programmed in  C# and python.I have a couple of questions and would like to ask.   Are the future scalable websites gonna build in scala,heard twitter,RTM were built using scala? Is it really worth to invest 1 year or much in scala(scala lovers ,please pardon me;i meant no offence)?    

Regards,

Srinivas Reddy T

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Ishaaq Chandy
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Re: About the future prospect of scala.
Short answer? Yes.

Long answer? Well, did you really expect to be able to get an objective answer to this question from a Scala mailing list? Especially given that your question itself is subjective? What does "Is it really worth to invest 1 year...." mean? How do you define and quantify worth?

Personally, I think any language that expands your horizons and causes you to think differently about programming is worth learning even if you never use it directly in your day job. Scala certainly more than achieved that for me. YRMV.

Plus, it shouldn't take you a whole year to learn the language.

Ishaaq

2010/1/22 Srinivas Reddy Thatiparthy <srinivas_thatiparthy [at] akebonosoft [dot] com>
Hi,     I am new to this list and not yet started learning scala and have programmed in  C# and python.I have a couple of questions and would like to ask.   Are the future scalable websites gonna build in scala,heard twitter,RTM were built using scala? Is it really worth to invest 1 year or much in scala(scala lovers ,please pardon me;i meant no offence)?    

Regards,

Srinivas Reddy T

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You never learn something until you have to write something in it(a programming language), until you have to live and breathe it. It’s one thing to go learn a language for fun, but until you write some big, complex system in it,you don’t really learn it.

---Brad Fitzpatrick

 

 

Chris Marshall
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RE: About the future prospect of scala.
As far as I understand it, the Twitter website is not built in Scala, it is built in RoR. The twitter team uses scala to implement their message-queue infrastructure, which is an incredibly important part of the service (and which is performance-critical).
I've invested the last year in learning Scala and have not regretted it one bit.
Chris

Subject: [scala-user] About the future prospect of scala.
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 10:24:32 +0530
From: srinivas_thatiparthy [at] akebonosoft [dot] com
To: scala-user [at] listes [dot] epfl [dot] ch

Hi,     I am new to this list and not yet started learning scala and have programmed in  C# and python.I have a couple of questions and would like to ask.   Are the future scalable websites gonna build in scala,heard twitter,RTM were built using scala? Is it really worth to invest 1 year or much in scala(scala lovers ,please pardon me;i meant no offence)?    

Regards,

Srinivas Reddy T

-----

You never learn something until you have to write something in it(a programming language), until you have to live and breathe it. It’s one thing to go learn a language for fun, but until you write some big, complex system in it,you don’t really learn it.

---Brad Fitzpatrick

 

 
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Tux Racer
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Re: About the future prospect of scala.

Srinivas,

I personally find scala much easier to learn than java.

Cheers
TuX

Srinivas Reddy Thatiparthy wrote:
> Is it really worth to invest 1 year or much in scala(scala lovers
> ,please pardon me;i meant no offence)?
>
>

Viktor Klang
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Re: About the future prospect of scala.
I've invested 3 years, so I hope so ;-)

On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 5:54 AM, Srinivas Reddy Thatiparthy <srinivas_thatiparthy [at] akebonosoft [dot] com> wrote:
Hi,     I am new to this list and not yet started learning scala and have programmed in  C# and python.I have a couple of questions and would like to ask.   Are the future scalable websites gonna build in scala,heard twitter,RTM were built using scala? Is it really worth to invest 1 year or much in scala(scala lovers ,please pardon me;i meant no offence)?    

Regards,

Srinivas Reddy T

-----

You never learn something until you have to write something in it(a programming language), until you have to live and breathe it. It’s one thing to go learn a language for fun, but until you write some big, complex system in it,you don’t really learn it.

---Brad Fitzpatrick

 

 



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Stefan Langer
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Re: About the future prospect of scala.
This is my long answer

invest a couple of years in haskell and in scala and become a better python, ruby, java, c# , ... programmer.
invest a couple of years in python, ruby and become a better scala, haskell, java, c#, ... programmer.
inverst a couple of years in lisp, javascript and become ...

I think you see the pattern emerge.

- Stefan
Srinivas Reddy ...
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RE: About the future prospect of scala.
 >> I think you see the pattern emerge.  Stefan ,          I think you are just bang on,point taken.  Learning one language helps to write better code in  other language too! Thanks a lot. 

Regards,

Srinivas Reddy T

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You never learn something until you have to write something in it(a programming language), until you have to live and breathe it. It’s one thing to go learn a language for fun, but until you write some big, complex system in it,you don’t really learn it.

---Brad Fitzpatrick

sadie
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Re: About the future prospect of scala.

Even if you never earn a single rupee writing Scala for clients, the exercise
will be good for you. I've found that my Java, my Javascript and even my PHP
have been improved by having learned Scala. Investing in your brain is never
wasted.

Luc Duponcheel
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Re: About the future prospect of scala.


ps:
Do not get me wrong, in fact, I'm sure that my PhD in Mathematics investment
has improved most of my skills (maybe not my social skills, but that's another matter)

As long as Scala does not rule the programming world (which, of course, would be great (!))
it is, depending on context, a bit tricky to suggest somebody studying it
(maybe the person in question just wants to increase the probability to get a job)

Luc

On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 1:32 PM, Marcus Downing <marcus [at] minotaur [dot] it> wrote:

Even if you never earn a single rupee writing Scala for clients, the exercise
will be good for you. I've found that my Java, my Javascript and even my PHP
have been improved by having learned Scala. Investing in your brain is never
wasted.
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