Welcome to this week in Scala!
If you’re not already convinced Scala is here to stay, or you need some help convincing your colleagues/boss that they should be adopting this elegant OO-FP hybrid, allow me to help. Respected consultancy ThoughtWorks have published their latest Technology Radar report, in which Scala has been promoted to “Adopt” status. Which, in other words, is to say “excuse me, you’re not using this yet”? If that’s not enough, there’s always these neat slides I discovered by David Copeland; “Convince your Boss To let you use Scala“
Onto the main content ->
- A new Scala IDE Worksheet release
- A brand new user guide for eventsourced -which is a library that adds event-sourcing to Akka actors: here and here
- Kumar Munish’s new book is hot off the press, having just been released today: Akka Essentials
- The Guardian shared with the Play mailing list that they have released a new mobile site using Play 2 and Scala
This week I offer you a video and complete book that are both suitable for those still on the Scala learning journey or even at the beginning!
- Mario Fusco’s Devoxx 2011 presentation: “Scala Crash Course“
- A complete O’Reilly book online for free: “Programming Scala“
- 29/10/2012 - Functional Programming, Scala and Play 2, Luxembourg
- 19/11/2012 to 20/11/2012 - Scala eXchange 2012 with Skills Matter, London
Blogs & Tutorials
- Andy Oram blogged on O’Reilly about tools for TDD in Scala
- The Akka team have been busy blogging about features in the upcoming 2.1 release
- Rajesh Pitty wrote a two-part piece on Scala Class Mixin and Composition – a Practical Example: Part 1 and Part 2
- Helena Edelson shared her experiences of “Closing Over An Akka Actor Sender In The The Receive“
- Eric Torreborre tweeted about specs2 dependency matchers <- neat, and our very own @honzam agrees!
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.