Welcome to another week in #Scala! Winter has definitely kicked in where we’re from so here’s hoping it’s a bit less cold, dark and wet where you are. In any case, enjoy this weeks happenings:
Play 1.2.4 Final is out! – With Java 7 support, improved Intellij IDEA support, the latest WebSocket protocol and more than 100 bugs fixed, click through for more information.
#Scala continuations are now enabled by default on trunk, if you’re wondering what continuations are click here.
AKKA 1.3 RC2 is out, this is mainly a maintenance release but more information can be found by clicking through.
IntelliJ Scala plugin 0.5.225 released. This update includes improved IDEA 11 compatibility and Scaladoc support along with various bugfixes.
Blogs and tutorials
- Daniel Capo Sobral (@dcsobral) posted an awesome Scala collections walkthrough as a stackoverflow answer, it’s well worth checking out.
- The Pragmatic IO blog post by Eric Torreborre (@etorreborre) explores the use of the IO type in a small Scala application.
- Functional Scala: Curried Functions and spicy Methods by Mario Gleichmann (@mariogleichmann) is a great blog post explaining the extremely useful curried functions.
- Earlier this week Jan presented a “Scala kickstart” at Thoughtworks geek nights in Manchester. You can find the slides, code and a short tutorial video on his blog here.
- Last but not least, Shekhar Gulati (@shekhargulati) blogged about how MongoDB write/read speed varies with or without index on a field.
Feel free to drop me a mail or message @markglh on twitter with any Scala news!