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Preview of a guide for Java developers

I could not attend the last Eclipse Vert.x community face-to-face meeting last fall, but one item that was discussed is the need for guides aimed at certain types of developers. One of my missions as part of joining the team was to work on this and I’m very happy to share it with you today!

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Time scheduling with Chime

Eclipse Vert.x executes periodic and delayed actions with periodic and one-shot timers. This is the base for time scheduling and reach feature extension must be rather interesting. Be notified at certain date / time, take into account holidays, repeat notifications until a given date, apply time zone, take into account daylight saving time etc. There are a lot of useful features time scheduler may introduce to the Vert.x stack.

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Scala is here

The rise of Scala as one of the most important languages on the JVM caught many (me included) by surprise. This hybrid of functional and imperative paradigms struck a chord with many developers. Thanks to Scala a lot of people who’d never have touched a language like Haskell got exposed to functional programming. This exposure was one of the driving forces to get streams and lambda into the JVM.

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