Welcome to another edition of #ThisWeekInScala. Let me begin by pulling out a tweet from @pvorb which was posted a few weeks ago but is very relevant today...
@pvorb: Fun fact: Work on #Akka began on Feb 16, 2009 ? one day after the initial #Nodejs commit. Both will be four years old in February.
Okay, onto my roundup. There's plenty, brace yourself...
- Scala 2.10.1 RC2 and 2.9.3 RC2released!
- EDIT: As usual, specs2 were quick to jump into the release train with specs2-1.13
- symplyscala-server 0.3 is out and offers the ability to define dynamic server response
- scalikejdbc 1.4.4 is available which fixes two mapper-generator bugs and improves connection management
- AnormCypher v 0.3.0 released by @wefreema
- Mike Slinn got in touch to say he's launching ScalaCourses.com which will offer some free lectures when ready
- A new chapter called - Stream processing and incremental I/O - was added to the Functional Programming in Scala MEAP book
- CloudBees' latest app framework popularity update shows Play2 increasing its gain over everything else
- Flavio Brasil is working SMirror, which provides simpler way to do reflection by providing a higher level of abstraction over the Scala 2.10 reflection API
- The improvements of Akka IO in Akka 2.2 look impressive and draw upon knowledge from Spray IO
This week I offer you a presentation given by Jonas Boner at StrangeLoop 2012:
Blogs & Tutorials
- InfoQ posted a presentation given by Nilanjan Raychaudhuri at the 1DevDay conference which covers Scala and Play among others: Asynchronous to Real-time Web Programming
- They also posted an interview with Sadek Drobi, recorded at QCon San Francisco, entitled Play 2.0 Story and what's new in 2.1
- The slides from Erik Osheim presented at nescala about premature optimization in Scala
- yobriefcasts posted a new screencast about ReactiveMongo
- Konrad Malawski blogged: Macros hands on with “method alias
- Slim Ouertani shared the fun he had with Scala and Vert.x
- Boby Lito wrote an article about Webpipe in the Play framework
- Graham Lea created a cheeky post entitled A New Java Library for Amazing Productivity
- He followed that up with a survey to ask developers if they're more productive in Scala - why not take part?
- Alvin Alexander posted a few more tips & tutorials to his existing collection of around 150. FYI, he's writing an O'Reilly book called Scala Cookbook
- The Bay Area Scala user group posted a recording of a talk given by Marius Eriksen of Twitter: Effective Scala @ Twitter
- Bill Venners shared his insight into how the use of Scala's different features affects compile time
- Jacek Laskowski posted: Getting started with sbt and ScalaTest for Scala projects
- Ayush Mishra of Knoldus shared a tip about rendering page elements without making a server request with Scala Liftweb
- Brian Pugh wrote a follow up to his post about Using Scala to handle exponential growth at a startup
- Pascal Voitot shared something from the "Datomisca delicatessen:" Datomic Queries Coated in a Thin Layer of Scala
- Cake's own @honzam399 blogged about the OpenCV & CUDA code he recently added to Akka Patterns
- The latest JAX magazine features Jamie Allen giving a tutorial on how to get the most out of Akka
- Micha Kops shared his experience using the Scala DSL for Apache Camel
- Typesafe posted a new case study about Ticketfly which is a powerful reserved seating engine built with Scala and Akka
- Andrew Conner blogged about how to Speed up your Play! controller tests 100x
- Michael Pollmeier shared his experiences creating a custom Scala REPL
- Debasish Ghosh blogged: A DSL with an Endo - monoids for free
- Alexander Chepurnoy compared Play and Scala views in his post: Valid Scala vs. Valid HTML : Play Views vs. Lift Views
- Episode 3 of Scalawags was posted on Valentines Day <3
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.