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The Rise and Fall of Scala

The Rise and Fall of Scala

Five years ago, Scala was the next big thing in programming languages because it elegantly enabled functional programming within an object-oriented paradigm, but today, Scala’s popularity seems to be fading. Ness’s Chief Technology Officer, Moshe Kranc, has authored an article for dzone, titled, “The Rise and Fall of Scala” that provides a deep-dive perspective on the subject. He writes, “Anecdotally, as CTO of a leading software product engineering company, I meet many software development managers, and I know of at least two who have made the painful decision to abandon Scala after more than a year of adoption. What happened? What gave Scala its initial popularity boost, and what caused its decline? Are there any use cases for which Scala is still the best choice?”

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