Who's using Scala?

Who's using Scala? With the blog post released recently by LinkedIn (LinkedIn is using the Play Framework), showing that they're using the Play Framework, I thought I'd take a quick look at who we know is using Scala these days.

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Well-known companies

According to the Scala in the Enterprise page (and general knowledge), the following companies are using Scala:

According to Wikipedia, these companies are also using Scala:

This Built With Scalatra page shows these users:

Sites like Monster, CareerBuilder, and Dice show these companies advertising for Scala developers:

  • Ask.com
  • AT&T
  • Bloomberg
  • eBay
  • The Weather Channel
  • ValueClick

The Github link in the Comments section below states that the following Bay Area companies are advertising Scala job offerings: 10Gen, Intel, Heroku, Rackspace, VMWare. (That link shows more companies, but I don't know them.)

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More sources of information

Here's a presentation on "Scala Adoption by Enterprises". This slide shows businesses that are using Scala:

Businesses using Scala

The RedMonk Programming Language Rankings showed Scala as the #12 programming language in September, 2012.That was prior to new releases of Scala, Play, and Akka.

TIOBE shows Scala as the 35th most popular programming language. (I have a hard time believing that it's less popular than many of those other languages.)

In October, 2012, Thoughtworks moved Scala from "trial" to "adopt", as briefly described in this Dr. Dobbs article.

User groups:

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Scala programming jobs

Here's a quick look at Scala programming jobs available in February, 2013:

  • careerbuilder.com: 83
  • dice.com: 230
  • indeed.com: 1,080
  • monster.com: 81

I just looked through monster.com's Scala job postings, and found most of the posts are by staffing companies like Accenture, Deloitte, CyberCoders, Kforce. However, other businesses are advertising Scala jobs directly, include AT&T (AdWorks Hadoop Engineer), Bloomberg (Web Infrastructure Architect), eBay (MTS1, Applied Researcher), The Weather Channel (Software Engineer - Dev Ops).

On Dice.com, Amazon has several job postings for people with "languages such as C, C++, Java, Scala, or Perl" (Software Development Engineer, Cloud Drive + Kindle Fire; Software Development Engineer; Software Development Manager, Amazon Web Services). Ask.com is advertising for a Big Data Manager, and Morgan Stanley is looking for "Developer, Java/Scala/A+".

I'll be glad to add more company names and information here; if you know of any well-known business, just leave a comment below, and I'll update the article.

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Google Analytics report on alvinalexander.com

The following image shows which countries people are coming from to visit this website (alvinalexander.com) to find answers to questions about Scala, courtesy of Google Analytics:

The next image shows "Who's Using Scala?" in the United States, by state, over the same time period:

It's no surprise that California, New York, and Texas are the "hot spots". Here's a sorted list of the top ten states accessing this website for Scala information:

If you were wondering, "Who's Using Scala?", I hope this article has been helpful.

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FYI https://gist.github.com/ymasory/4486774 (a list of companies in the San Francisco bay area who are hiring Scala developers)

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