47 Degrees joins forces with Xebia read more


47 Degrees specializes in Consulting, Development, and training on the Scala programming language and related technologies.

What is Scala?

Scala is an elegant and concise programming language that integrates both functional and object-oriented paradigms. It runs on the JVM meaning that it is compatible with Java library and its assorted technologies as well as having a comprehensive ecosystem of it’s own. Scala, meaning scalable language, combines the concise syntax found in languages like Python with the safety of strong typing and can be used for everything from simple command line scripting to large distributed, highly-reliable production systems.

47 Degrees provides

Why choose Scala?

The Scala programming language includes the following features and benefits:

  • Rich ecosystem:

    Scala allows for the ability to test, deploy, and deal with bug fixes in a timely manner without interrupting user (frontend) experience.

  • Scalable

    Scala is capable of scaling up or down based on the growth of your application and processes.

  • Concurrent and distributed

    Scala and Akka provide a superior way of building concurrent and distributed systems that are far less error prone and effectively utilize multi-core processors.

  • Productive

    Scala’s concise syntax and rich features enable programs to be shorter resulting in higher development productivity and decreased maintenance costs.

  • Safe, reliable, and understandable

    Scala’s strong typing and expressive code scales down run-time errors, reduces the need for maintenance, and is easier to comprehend.

  • Extensible

    Scala provides a powerful set of features for building custom domain specific languages (DSLs).

Scala is also proven. Enterprise adoption of the language by companies like Twitter, Angie’s List, Verizon, and Nike has skyrocketed. It’s easy to see why businesses, both large and small, are transitioning to more modern, scalable microservice-based architectures and their related technologies.

For more on why companies and developers alike love Scala check out the following articles:

  • Angie's List Case Study

    The Engineering team at Angie’s List knew that they needed to transition their site to a more modern, flexible and performance-based framework like Scala. Their rapid growth was not compatible with the current .Net legacy stack and they were finding the infrastructure to be inflexible, slow, and lacking the usability they required to move forward. When they needed specific expertise from highly experienced Scala developers for the transition, the team turned to 47 Degrees.

    View the Case Study
  • Mark Brewer

    Increasingly, organizations demand web applications that are resilient, interactive, scalable and even-driven to meet end user expectations. Reactive applications like these require sophisticated tools and middleware to build, deploy and manage them. The team at 47 Degrees has demonstrated impressive creativity and vision in this new space of reactive applications and we’re thrilled to have a working partnership as they continue to help build forward thinking web and mobile applications with Scala, Play Framework and Akka.

    • - Mark Brewer
    • CEO, Lightbend

See Why Scala Works

Increase the speed of your applications using far less code in a secure and fault-tolerant environment. Modernize the way your applications run with a consulting engagement with 47 Degrees.