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.
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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