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machaut writes "Twitter, one of the highest profile
Ruby on Rails-backed websites on
the internet, has in the past year started replacing some
of their Ruby infrastructure
with an emerging language called Scala. Although they still prefer
Ruby on Rails for user-facing web applications, they have started replacing Ruby
daemon servers with Scala alternatives, and plan to eventually serve
API requests, which comprise the majority of their traffic, with Scala not Ruby. This week several articles have appeared that discuss this shift at Twitter. A
technical interview of three Twitter developers was published
on Artima. One of those developers, Alex Payne, Twitter's API lead,
gave a talk
on this subject at the Web 2.0 Expo this week.
His talk was covered in articles at Technology
Register." Link to Original Source
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