This week in #Scala (31/08/2012)

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 ;)

New Stuff

Old Stuff

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:

Upcoming Events

Blogs & Tutorials

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.

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2 Responses to This week in #Scala (31/08/2012)

  1. Gus says:

    _why is #Scala getting so popular these days?_

    I think it started because Scala is a cool, new, different technology that led its users to produce better code, even in Java, but I feel like the high interest of some programmers clashes with the moderately low adoption of Scala, leading to more interest than there are articles or libraries to fulfill.

    This cycle keeps that interest starved enough it won’ t just go away. This is different than Java, which had a relatively high adoption in the beginning (because of applets) and followed with new exciting tech on the server-side (where lots of stuff was still CGI). This let to a flood of blogs, articles, libraries, etc, to the point this was just a chore to keep up with them. The fun was gone…

  2. Interesting, thanks for taking the time to answer the question!

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