Welcome to the final edition of #ThisWeekInScala in 2012. Enjoy your festive Scala reading list!
- A new version of Scala for Christmas - 2.10 final!
- ScalaLogging 1.0.0 for Scala 2.10.0 was staged
- specs2-1.13 for Scala 2.10.0 published
- Maintenance release of specs 1.6.9 for Scala 2.10.0
- spray 1.0/1.1-M7 available
- ScalaIDE V2.1.0 Milestone 3is out
- @etorreborre was quick to point out that there is a new JUnit test finder which should make it easier to run specs2 specifications
- ScalikeJDBC 1.4.1 for Scala 2.10.0 is available and has a "powerful interpolation style"
- Scala 2.9.3 RC1 which was released last week has backported SIP-14
- Chalk 1.0, a spinoff from OpenNLP that will shift to Scala and Akka (and more) for natural language processing
- Manning book "Akka in Action" now has chapter 3 on fault tolerance available
This week I offer something you something from 1990 (!) by John Hughes of Glasgow University:
Blogs & Tutorials
- Rob Dickens got in touch to say he's written about sorting an immutable list having been inspired by a couple of Coursera courses (including Martin's) and also the Scala eXchange
- Cake's own Jan Machacek got published on DZone with his article about persisting instances in Cassandra using Hector and Scala
- The Akka team added to their 2.1 Spotlight series: Dataflow API on SIP-14
- An article about Scala and Erasure appeared on the Atlassian blog
- William Louth wrote part two of "Performance Instrumentation & Monitoring of an Efficient Runtime"
- Will Sargent blogged: "Problems Scala Fixes"
- Martin Odersky found an article comparing Scala with Git, which in his own words is "not a bad comparison" ;)
- Martin chipped in with a blog himself. A very interesting follow up on the Coursera class he ran a couple of months back: Recounting the Functional Programming Principles with Scala MOOC
- Phil Youssef included the Coursera Scala MOOC in the learning resources section of his Bootstrap your Scala skills article
- Embedded Computing magazine posted an interview with Mark Brewer, President and CEO, Typesafe, on the uses of Scala and Java
- And finally, Jan got all festive and posted a new Scala Christmas tree :)
That's all folks. Have a great holiday. I won't be back with another edition until Friday 4th January 2013. Remember you can get in touch with me directly via email or message me on twitter (@ChrisCundill) with any Scala news, events or content.