Before I get into a streamlined version of today’s issue, I’d like to discuss the elephant in the room..
‘This week in #Scala’ was AWOL.
Let me paint a picture. I thoroughly enjoy scouring the Internet for Scala articles, studying, learning and finally selecting those that’ll make the cut. It’s an interesting and inspiring process that exposes me to what people are doing and, more importantly, thinking. As enjoyable as it is, it is a rather time-consuming affair when you need to be working fulltime on a demanding Scala project with strict deadlines.
With hindsight, I realise I should have given you all a bit of a heads up as to what was happening, and for not doing so, I’m sorry.
Cake is growing. A lot. And come next week, we’ll have yet another employee, who will charged with, amongst other things, continuing the blog. We’ll work together on it, with me eventually leaving him in charge.
Before you all burst into tears regarding my blogging departure, I’m glad to announce that we’ll be adding a new section entitled ‘Events’, to help Scala enthusiasts discover interesting, upcoming free/open source related presentations, workshops and seminars wherever they are. (Thanks @Andre_van_Delft for inadvertently planting this seed of an idea. A special apology to Andre for the missing submission that week)
Like I mentioned earlier, today’s post is a little lighter on content, but worry not, things’ll be bigger and better than before.
I can’t convey how much I like Akka (especially with Spray). Check out Akka 2.0.3, the latest in the best of Scala’s actor models.
Where would we be without Specs2 and it’s latest release Specs2 1.12.1?
Blogs and Tutorials
- Jan (@honzam399) kick starts us off this week with Either monad
- Rob Dickens didn’t quite get how FP handled states.. I suspect that’s changed
- Eugene Yokota(@eed3si9n) has a series of posts on creating a falling block clone named Tetrix. He’s on day 8; start with Day 0!
- Andreas Källberg(@andreaskallberg) implements a test harness using Scala, Akka, Camel & Maven
- Jesse Eichar(@jeichar) continues his Scala-IO core series focussing on Output Converters
And there you have it! Next week will be a joint effort between me and ‘the new guy’ (I haven’t given his name because he doesn’t yet know this is one of his new tasks!). In the meantime, drop me an email or message me on the twittervine (@AmarettoAndCode) with your Scala news.