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Author Archives: Alex Zhitnitsky

Alex Zhitnitsky
Alex is an engineer working with Takipi on a mission to help Java and Scala developers solve bugs in production and rid the world of buggy software. Passionate about all things tech, he is also the co-founder & lead of GDG Haifa, a local developer group. Alex holds a B.Sc from the Technion, Israel's Institute of Technology.

Scala Days: 11 of the Best Speakers Share Their Slides

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The slides behind some of the best talks at Scala Days Scala Days Amsterdam has swept us with tons of awesome Scala content, we had a great time attending the talks and showcasing Takipi’s new reactive monitoring solution. There were a total of 55 different sessions around all things Scala and some of the slides have already started popping up. ...

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Spark Monitoring: How to Handle 10B Requests a Day

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Taboola’s Spark monitoring architecture for handling 10B+ daily user events They say unicorns don’t exist, but of course you know that’s not true — at least not in the tech world. When we looked to learn more about Spark monitoring, our first choice was one of these unicorns – Taboola. This post will give an inside view of how they ...

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The Bet With Typesafe That Got Me Into Building Akka

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Back to the drawing board: The lost lines of code on the road to Akka Streams, Akka HTTP and Akka Typed If you’ve ever been curious about how new core features are being developed and why your favorite technologies take on a certain path, you’ve reached the right place. In the new design decisions series on the Takipi blog you’ll ...

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Sublime VS. Atom: Can GitHub Take the Lead?

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Comparing Sublime and Github’s Atom in 10 major categories Sublime has been the undisputed text editing champion for a while now. But a new contender – GitHub’s Atom – is stepping into the spotlight, making noise and trying to steal the not-so-old champion’s thunder. Some 30 versions after the release of Atom’s beta, we felt it would be a good time to test these two head-to-head. On ...

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We Analyzed 60,678 Libraries on Github – Here are the Top 100

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What are the top Java libraries used by some of the most popular projects on Github? Based on analyzing 60,678 dependencies We like backing up everything we say with data, that’s why some people claim we’re not that fun at parties. Obviously, they’re going to the wrong parties. In this post we’ve looked into 60,678 import statements of 11,939 unique ...

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Google Guava: 5 Things You Never Knew It Could Do

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What are some of the lesser known features of Google Guava that every developer could use? It’s one of the most popular libraries out there, it’s open source, you probably know it already, and it comes from a place where people play Quidditch as a real sport (At least on The Internship). It’s not the Hogwarts library from Harry Potter ...

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