Strange Loop

September 26-28 2018

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St. Louis, MO

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Simplifying Asynchronous Code With Scala Async

Ever wished the compiler could make asynchronous programming easier? Enter Scala Async. Do asynchronous I/O like "normal" blocking I/O, program with Futures and Promises even more naturally! Scala Async makes it possible to "suspend" at arbitrary points in a block of regular Scala code, and to "resume" from that point later--all without blocking. This not only makes it possible to make concurrent code look sequential, it makes it possible to actually use even the most unfamiliar asynchronous libraries in a familiar blocking style. What’s more, not only does it come out-of-the-box seamlessly integrated with the Futures and Promises API of Scala 2.10, but you can also easily use it with any other event-driven Scala or Java library of your choice.

Philipp Haller

Typesafe

Philipp Haller has been a member of the Scala team since 2006. His research on concurrent programming with race-free actors in Scala has been published in leading conferences, winning a best paper award. He is the creator of Scala’s first actors library which inspired Akka, as well as a contributor to the Scala language, standard library, and tools. Co-author of the book "Actors in Scala", Philipp has been one of the lead designers of Scala’s new Futures API (SIP-14) as well as Scala Async. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from EPFL.