Welcome to another weekly roundup of Scala content! There’s lots to share this week, so let’s leave the preamble out and dive right in… (I know, I know, you were looking forward to more of my hilarious jokes. Next week my friend, I promise.)
- At SpringOne2GX, a Spring Scala project was announced with the goal “to make it easier to use the Spring framework in Scala”
- Typesafe unveiled the mystery judge of their developer contest which ends 30th November 2012
- A Scala language proposal for “Boolean pattern matching expressions” has been put forward
- Version 0.4.0 of eventsourced - an event-sourcing library for Akka - was released
- IntelliJ released Scala plugin builds that are compatible with the latest IDEA release
This week I offer you a presentation given by Ted Neward at the 2012 JAX conference in San Francisco, CA:
- Busy Java Developer’s Guide to Scala <- Sorry, you still need to spare an hour
- 5/11/2012 – Effective Actors in Akka, Scala Meet-up, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
- 19/11/2012 to 20/11/2012 - Scala eXchange 2012 with Skills Matter, London <- I’ll be there!
Blogs & Tutorials
- Oliver White wrote: A Pragmatic Guide to Scala Adoption in Your Java Organization
- It’s naughty I know, but this is actually from last week! Somehow I missed it
- The Akka team added a post entitled ”Cluster Death Watch“ in their 2.1 Spotlight series and we’re told that “more exciting posts are in the pipeline”.
- Rod Hilton discovered that Scala, like most new things, deserves a second chance to truly appreciate it’s value: “Scala Second Impressions“
- An excellent video of a presentation given by Typesafe’s Jan Christopher Vogt on the Slick DB library was posted by the Bay Area Scala Enthusiasts
- Alvin Alexander shared some fun he had with Scala reduceLeft
- Jan Grape shared his “learnings” (yeah, find that in a dictionary!) from a new technology stack
- Twitter went to Facebook to share their insights on systems programming. Of course, they couldn’t help but mention Scala. Check out their slides. I wonder if that might prise them away from PHP?
- James Roper compared building scalable systems in Java with Scala
- Tomasz Nurkiewicz introduces you to Akka by sending your first message (look ma!) and followed it up with “Request and Response – discovering Akka“
- Pascal Voitot wrote part three of his series on the Play 2.1 JSON API
- Konrad Malawski blogged about “Scala powered streaming migrations in MongoDB on millions of records” <- Wow!
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.