Having Fun with Play! 2, Akka and Websocket

At the New York Times, editors distribute content, news, and articles to third party agencies like Reuters and AP, as a side business. In order to keep it from the main CMS, NYT developers created a separate system called Blackbeard. It's a single-page web application, with high interactions among users, using Scala for its exciting backend.

Victor Siu-Leung Chan talks about how Akka, Play! 2, and Websocket were used to build a reactive messaging system with an equally outstanding UI experience.

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