Introducing the spray-can HTTP server/client

Posted by Mathias in [spray]

27 Sep 2011

While continuing our work on spray (the lightweight framework for building RESTful web services with Scala and Akka) as well as our own commercial application built on top of it, we have come to more and more succumb to the “Scala way” of writing software. Our code has become more functional, our data models more immutable and everything just somehow more...

spray 0.7.0 released

Posted by Mathias in [spray]

27 Jul 2011

After a lot more time than originally planned the second spray release has finally hit its shelves. It features a great many changes, extensions and general improvements over the first release, mainly:

  • Compatibility with Scala 2.9.0-1 and Akka 1.1.x
  • Independence from Akka Mist
  • A client module for consuming other REST APIs
  • Support for gzip/deflate compression, authentication/authorization (incl. HTTP Basic...

Introducing spray - RESTful web services on top of Akka

Posted by Mathias in [spray]

31 Mar 2011

For some time now there has been increasing buzz around Akka as “the platform for the next generation event-driven, scalable and fault-tolerant architectures on the JVM” ( With the Akka team recently having released version 1.0 of its product more and more JVM developers (with Scala devs certainly being the majority) are turning to Akka as the enabler for building...