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Scaling web applications is usually about runtime performance for high-traffic consumer applications. This talk is about a different kind of scaling: architectures that increase development speed for small business applications. Using Play and Scala for something that would be easy to build with PHP is like going for a drive in a Rolls Royce: it’s so smooth that you don’t realise how fast you’re going.
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Scaling business application development with Play and Scala
Peter Hilton is a software developer, writer, speaker, trainer, and musician. Peter’s professional interests are web application development, functional design, agile software development and project management. His speciality is database-backed intranet web application architecture, design and build. He currently builds web applications using Scala, Play Framework and Slick. Peter has presented at several European developer conferences, co-authored ‘Play for Scala’ (Manning Publications) and is a Typesafe certified trainer for ‘Fast Track to Play with Scala’.