Google is boosting the development of Wave by adding the people who developed the highly successful EtherPad  and its underlying AppJet web framework using Scala. EtherPad is the only web-based word processor that allows people to work together in really real-time. You can see how Scala has contributed to the project by looking at the source code now made available as an Open Source Project . This is a company that has seen the benefits of Scala, invested in it and achieved entrepreneurial success. Success much deserved by the design and delivery of a product their customers enjoy, see their testimonials . So will Scala become part of a new Wave at Google?