Welcome to this week in Scala! Judging by the chirping, it seems like Scala has had a great response from JavaOne attendees. I'm sure they'll be some great presentation content to come. Meanwhile, it seems some developers have taken a somewhat different angle to 'Scala adoption':
@ChrisHopcroft: I wish Martin Odersky was my Dad (only if I didn't already have one of course)
A-hem... So, onto this week's roundup; usual sections, different suspects...
- Almost seems like old news now, but within the past week Typesafe announced that Rod Johnson - father of the Spring Framework - has joined their board, which is yet again great news for the future of Scala
- There's a new documentation site for SBT, so if you've not tried out the Simple Build Tool yet maybe now's the time?
This week I offer you a presentation on combining JavaFX and Scala in the Cloud which was delivered at the JAX Conference held between July 9-12 2012 in San Francisco, CA.
- 10/10/2012 - Getting there from here: Java, Scala and Service Orientation at the Guardian at the London Java Community
- 24/10/2012 - BeScala Meetup: AROM: a distributed parallel processing framework, Belgium
- 19/11/2012 to 20/11/2012 - Scala eXchange 2012 with Skills Matter, London
Blogs & Tutorials
- The authors of Akka in Action started the week off with an article about Testing Actors in Akka using ScalaTest
- Staying with that theme, Age Mooij got in touch with me to share his post: Testing Akka with Specs2
- Jonas Boner's recent talk on Akka at the NY Scala meetup was posted on Vimeo this week
- @honzam399 blogged a couple of times
- @mandubian continued his series on unveiling the Play 2.1 Json API
- I learned of Twitter's own notes on Effective Scala - not sure how new!
- Dustin Marx blogged about Martin Odersky's JavaOne presentation "What’s New in Scala 2.10"
- The Klout team shared how they scale their API with Scala, Akka and Play
- Havoc Pennington posted an article on how Scala and Akka is used to scale Heroku's Cedar stack
And finally, IntelliJ users will be interested to know that a Scala IDE-style worksheet feature has been requested. Hopefully it will be bigger and better!
Oh, did I say finally? Just one more thing, honest. Typesafe have been reminding folks about their developer contest. My idea is an app called GravatarPUSH. You know, I think Gravatar is a great service, yet so many social sites have failed to integrate and pull from them, so maybe it's time to build an intermediary to knit together the APIs and push? C'mon now, you think of an idea too... It's a great way to channel your Scala learning energy. Complete entries get a free t-shirt you know ;)
That's all for now. Have a great week 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.