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Likelihood to Recommend

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TelemetryTV

Setting up in a building where you need TV signage with dynamic content that is simple to modify. Telemetry would be good for this because it is all centrally cloud-managed allowing for quick and easy changes. Telemetry TV can be set up with any TV and Chromebox device which allows for ease of setup as well.
Joseph Mark | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Scala

  • Organizing different playlists.
  • Coordinating content schedule and running time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TelemetryTV

  • Easy to learn, easy to set up.
  • More than one user can access and make edits, add new material, etc.
  • Good assortment of communication Apps.
  • Excellent online help/chat function. Click on the chat icon and someone responds promptly.
  • Low maintenance, once it's set up it just keeps running.
Paul Hughes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TelemetryTV

  • There is nothing I think they need improvement on at the moment.
  • When I have made suggestions they have altered the item so align with my idea.
Kelly Parra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Scala

Scala 7.8
Based on 3 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TelemetryTV

TelemetryTV 8.9
Based on 12 answers
Each time I have called with a problem, I have gotten a prompt and courteous reply. And, my problem is always solved and followed up on. I honestly don't get this type of response from any other support group I am involved with. Thanks so much for such an outstanding staff.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Scala

No answers on this topic

TelemetryTV

Mvix and HyperSign... Mvix was modular add-on signage. License heavy. HyperSign didn't work for us seeing that the customization was not there.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TelemetryTV

  • Adding info to the screens is simple and quick. Our previous system was more time consuming. We are able to post important information in real time.
  • Because more than one user can access the screens, the work load can be distributed.
Paul Hughes | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Scala

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Scala Editions & Modules

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TelemetryTV

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

TelemetryTV Editions & Modules

Edition
Essential$12/mo1
Enhanced$17/mo1
  1. per device, billed annually
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