22 Miles vs. Scala

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22 Miles
Score 6.3 out of 10
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22Miles is a cross-functional digital signage company.N/A
Scala
Score 10.0 out of 10
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Scala in Malvern, PA offers their digital signage software which provides Designer for content design, Content Manager for content organization and control, and Player for content viewing. Notably the software supports a wide array of digital signage including touchscreen kiosks and service for direct customer engagement and interaction.N/A
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User Ratings
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User Testimonials
22 MilesScala
Likelihood to Recommend
22 Miles
We have increased sales and profit gains from the performance of this platform. It has opened networking channels connecting the entire company to the most potential markets. Sales reps can easily give feedback from remote areas through virtual communication channels. When clients are stuck they can easily reach the customer service staff for any help through live chat or send text messages. Editing templates with this software is easy and very flexible.
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Scala
If you are in the data science world, Scala is the best language to work with Spark, the defacto data science data store. I think that is really the main likely reason I would ever recommend Scala. Another reason is if you already have a team of programmers familiar with functional programming, e.g. they all have years of Haskell experience. In that case, I definitely think Scala is a superior and faster-growing language than Haskell and that picking up Scala after Haskell should be quick.
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Pros
22 Miles
  • Enhancement of secure online communication.
  • Productive collaboration space among colleagues.
  • Marketing products and services on the company social media accounts.
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Scala
  • Organizing different playlists.
  • Coordinating content schedule and running time.
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Cons
22 Miles
  • I have not experienced any area that requires improvement.
  • I have no problem with any tool.
  • All the features have met the set company demands.
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Scala
  • The built-in compiler, scalac, is sssssssssslllllooooowwwwww. I mean like, if you thought the Java compiler was slow, try Scala! The default compiler on my 12k line codebase takes 4 minutes to compile from scratch on my i7 quad-core machine. This can be mitigated through the paid solution of Hydra which compiles your code in parallel. Unfortunately, it's quite expensive and your legal department or finance department may not approve of it. But if they do, for me, it reduced my compile time down to 80 seconds, much more manageable.
  • Scala is not going anywhere and support for it is slowly dying. This is the main reason I would not choose Scala for my next company or project. Important Scala libraries such as secure social (which is used for OAuth, a major requirement of every web app) are hardly maintained. Another library that suffers from lack of updates is Slick, the database mapper. There aren't enough engineers working on it to even provide support for the new features that came out in Postgres 9.0 (e.g. JSONb). There is simply not enough of a community to drive Scala forward and keep 3rd party libraries up to date as Java world does it.
  • As a corollary of a stagnant community, hiring Scala developers is hard as well. Of the 30 backend engineers we've hired, only 3 came in already knowing Scala. And as I will mention below, this is a BIG problem because learning Scala is really tough.
  • The learning curve for Scala is very, very steep. Anecdotally, I came into my current company with strong Java experience. Java is the closest language to Scala but it took me 6 months before I stopped needing to pair program on easy tickets. It doesn't help that Scala has some weird syntax like Map[A, +B] and that it forces you to do functional programming.
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Support Rating
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Scala
The customer service team is very responsive and usually returns calls or emails within a couple of hours of placing a request or inquiry. Just about every rep I've spoken to has been very thorough and helpful, walking me through each problem and explaining the solutions in a way that's easy to understand.
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Alternatives Considered
22 Miles
This digital working space updates us on the current market trends and the best approach we can use to achieve the set marketing targets. It has provided all the required tools for setting up reliable office space for conducting our activities. The booking tools help our clients to make an appointment with our staff. 22 Miles has opened great pathways for connecting to customers and engaging them effectively.
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Return on Investment
22 Miles
  • The ROI we have achieved has been positive.
  • The overall marketing and sales business objectives have been achieved
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Scala
  • Negative: slow engineer onboarding. As I mentioned before, it took me 6 months to get up-to-speed on Scala and didn't need to bother more senior Scala engineers anymore for help with every ticket. That's hundreds of hours I wasted of myself and other engineer's time.
  • Positive: thread safety, no concurrency bug. The ROI on this one is really hard to calculate, but I do believe Scala has saved me hundreds of hours over the past few years by allowing me to never have to worry about deadlocks or race conditions. Scala is simply so safe we've never had race conditions within the JVM before.
  • Negative: third-party libraries aren't maintained so we have to fork and update them ourselves. As I mentioned before, we use Securesocial but it stopped receiving updates and there is simply no alternative to it. So, we forked it and put an engineer on it for a month to get it back up-to-date. What a waste of his time!
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