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One of the best way to intro Scala in your company

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nivanov
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Bit anecdotical but something that would work for many...

I've argued several times that having Scala project would allow
company to attract and hire the top talent and even to sifon some of
that talent from other companies (without upping the pay). It's a
pretty safe bet that someone who has working knowledge of Scala these
days is someone who takes his/her job very seriously. Frankly -
everyone I've met doing Scala is a top-tier developer/engineer.

Now, if you are hiring - that's good. If not - you still can benefit
from promoting and retaining best people in your organization.
--
Nikita Ivanov
GridGain Systems
www.gridgain.com

Kevin Wright 2
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Re: One of the best way to intro Scala in your company


On 18 June 2011 16:35, Nikita Ivanov <nivanov [at] gridgain [dot] com> wrote:
Bit anecdotical but something that would work for many...

I've argued several times that having Scala project would allow
company to attract and hire the top talent and even to sifon some of
that talent from other companies (without upping the pay). It's a
pretty safe bet that someone who has working knowledge of Scala these
days is someone who takes his/her job very seriously. Frankly -
everyone I've met doing Scala is a top-tier developer/engineer.

Now, if you are hiring - that's good. If not - you still can benefit
from promoting and retaining best people in your organization.
--
Nikita Ivanov
GridGain Systems
www.gridgain.com


Well... quite!
Scala advocates are frequently criticised by people who perceive them as opposing their beloved Java.  I'd have to say the opposite is true; Scala developers are very much aware of the benefits available from the platform, and are amongst the best Java developers you could find.  Speaking personally, I came to Scala so I could write more effective code for Java (the platform).
To use an analogy, it's a bit like stating that scientists acquainted with general relativity are opposed to Newton's laws of motion.



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Re: One of the best way to intro Scala in your company

this is how i did it:
in secret.

suddenly, a part of our application was written in beautiful scala. it
was an independent module so i didn't have to argue with anyone and
could just announce it in one of our meetings :)
our bosses policy is pretty much: "do it. i trust in your skills. here's
the money. deliver quality. i don't care about the details (= tools,
language etc)." i love it.

Am 18.06.2011 17:35, schrieb Nikita Ivanov:
> Bit anecdotical but something that would work for many...
>
> I've argued several times that having Scala project would allow
> company to attract and hire the top talent and even to sifon some of
> that talent from other companies (without upping the pay). It's a
> pretty safe bet that someone who has working knowledge of Scala these
> days is someone who takes his/her job very seriously. Frankly -
> everyone I've met doing Scala is a top-tier developer/engineer.
>
> Now, if you are hiring - that's good. If not - you still can benefit
> from promoting and retaining best people in your organization.
> --
> Nikita Ivanov
> GridGain Systems
> www.gridgain.com
>

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