So another week in Scala goes by! On Monday, @rjsalicco put it nicely when he said; “Reading about #Scala this evening. It is what all the cool kids are doing. How about you? There’s certainly enough material here to fill every evening of the coming week…
- Erik van Oosten got in touch to tell me about his contribution to the Scala community in the form of a library called sentries which he introduces on his blog.
- Typesafe unveiled ‘The Scala code of conduct’ which was presumably necessary following the recent schoolyard behaviour on twitter over the ‘scalaz faction’!
- Away from politics, Typesafe also introduced version 1.1 of their console, check out the demo!
- scoobi version 0.5.0 (a scala library for hadoop) is out
This week I offer you a series of Scala articles from the excellent Pragmatic Bookshelf Magazine, with hats off to author – Venkat Subramaniam – for recently grouping the links to each article on his blog:
- 12/09/2012 - ‘Streaming Algorithms in Scala’ at Scala London User Group
- 17/09/2012 – Scala meetup in Stockholm
- 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
Pere Villega got in touch to say the Dublin Scala User Group is planning to meet on October 4th, location not yet decided. Any interested person can join the Dublin User Group mail list or check this thread: https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups=&pli=1#!topic/scala-dub/hPlaeY6eEvE
Blogs & Tutorials
- Typesafe blogged about a high profile company building a distributed platform atop Scala and Akka! Great!
- @bblfish shared ‘a very good presentation’ on scalaz State Monads
- InfoQ posted a presentation given at QCon London 2012 by British newspaper company ‘The Guardian’ on their use of Scala
- @folone shared ‘a very cool function to determine type’s Kind’
- SkillsMatter posted a presentation given at Scala Days 2012 - ‘Stackless Scala With Free Monads’
- Some more brainteasers posted on the Scala Puzzlers site; ’What’s in a name?‘ and ‘$!.*% Iterators!‘
- @adamretter showed us how to get the gist of making sure those pesky JDBC connections are always closed
- The Akka team announced their summer of blog winner
And finally, @pk11 made a valid point when sharing yet another jdbc library for scala (and the playframework): time to start a SIP about db access?
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.