Welcome to another edition of #ThisWeekInScala. Just a few days ago, @b_thuillier tweeted:
@b_thuillier: demain je dis au revoir #PHP et bonjour #Scala
I couldn't agree more! Although I would say; "pourquoi pas aujourd'hui ?"
Right, enough French. Let's get back to English, and, more importantly, the Scala content I've gleaned this week...
- slick 1.0.0-RC2 has been released and now has Oracle and DB2 support through extension packages
- The slick documentation has become a lot more complete for RC2
- Speaking of documentation, you can now get the latest Akka docs in EPUB format
- sbt 0.12.2 has been releasedand is already on homebrew
- 0.13 is now in the works!
- Orr Sella got in touch to say he's released another Scala library (having previously released tumblr4s) in the form of an sbt plugin - sbt-stats- for generating source code statistics. Check out his introductory blog post
- Miguel Garcia at EPFL is working on a new experimental Scala compiler backend and the code emitter is said to be 30% faster
- Martin Odersky is going to re-run his "Functional Programming Principles in Scala" MOOC on coursera starting March 25th
This week I offer you a presentation given by Typesafe's Jamie Allen at the StrangeLoop 2012 conference that has only just been posted on InfoQ this week:
Blogs & Tutorials
- Typesafe posted an interview with Jon Pretty covering Scala past, present and future
- yobriefcasts.tv posted the first part of a series of Play 2 screencasts: Play! 2 - Part One
Introduction, Installation & The CLI
- Wille Faler gave a presentation at the London Scala User Group: Scaling the Use of Scala
- The Scala Types posted part 2 of an interview with Mathias Doenitz, the lead developer of the excellent Spray REST framework
- Daniel Westheide added part 10 to his excellent Neophyte's Guide to Scala series: Staying DRY With Higher-order Functions
- Franz Bettag wrote a new post on his blog: Scala Try error handling without StackTraces
- Dirk Detering (aka @Developmind) attempted to dissemble monads in the hope that you'll understand them better
- @pawelstawicki shared some very slick slides from an introductory presentation about Scala
- Alex Staveley blogged: "Scala: call me by my name please?"
- Damien Lecan provided tips on how to configure sbt credentials for Jenkins jobs on Cloudbees to keep your Scala builds platform-independent
- Vikas Hazrati blogged about ATDD, ScalaTest and Scala
- Cake's very own @honzam399 got back to blogging with a post about Akka code talking over AMQP to C++ processing component
That's all folks. Have a great week. Remember you can get in touch with me directly via email or message me on twitter (@ChrisCundill) with any Scala news, events or content.