Welcome to another week in Scala! Plenty of Scala buzz this week, but let's start with a good question from @sultansaadat: why is #Scala getting so popular these days?
One only has to dip their toe in the water to find out why. So, without further ado, let's dive into the content gleaned this week, including a new, old section... you'll see what I mean ;)
- Scala 2.10 Milestone 7 was released and if you're keen to keep a keen eye on proceedings, the Scala team have opened up their work queue to the world!
- The upcoming ScalaDoc with Type Hierarchy is pretty slick
- JetBrains have moved their Scala plugin primary repository to GitHub and seem quite open to contributions, quote: ."..pull requests are welcome!"
- Jelastic, the up and coming PaaS offering, have released a plugin for the Scala Simple Build Tool (SBT) for easy deployment to their cloud
- Speaking of SBT, there's a code coverage plugin available that claims accurate coverage of Scala
A new section in which I hope to cover old, good quality, Scala content. This week, I offer you some audible Scala content from the folks at Software Engineering Radio for inspiration during your daily commute / chillout:
- 05/09/2012 - Scala meetup in Stockholm
- 12/09/2012 - 'Streaming Algorithms in Scala' at Scala London User Group
- 18/09/2012 - Online course by Martin Odersky
- 25/09/2012 - Using Slick / ScalaQuery at Skills Matter, London
- 19/11/2012 to 20/11/2012 - Scala eXchange 2012 with Skills Matter, London
Blogs & Tutorials
- Right at the beginning of the week, the Akka team explained how to achieve Distributed (in-memory) graph processing
- Our very own @honzam399 shared his experiences making pretty PDFs of Scala source code
- @arosien shared a nice scalaz cheat sheet
- The Akka Summer of Blog initiative ended with a case study on using Actors to auto-update a cache
That's all for this week. Have a great weekend and remember you can get in touch with me directly via email or message me on twitter (@ChrisCundill) with any Scala news, events or content.