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Scala 2.10 introduces new abstractions to simplify concurrent and asynchronous programming (a.k.a. SIP-14). This talk dives deep into the design and usage of Futures and Promises, as well as their efficient, non-blocking implementation. It also covers the new Try and ExecutionContext types and will show how Futures are used in applications using frameworks like Play and Akka.
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Philipp Haller has been a member of the Scala team since 2006. His research at EPFL 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 act