Welcome to another edition of #ThisWeekInScala. My choice chirp:
@rparree: Dear #java developer, if you haven’t started yet; please begin 2 write your tests in #Scala (#specs2). Invest in your future!
@rparree makes a really good point here! Get Scala into your Java project in the form of tests. Use ScalaTest, Specs2 or whatever works best for you. The point here is to get going on Scala and liven up that Java project which you may be stuck on!
Enjoy your reading list…
- Scala 2.10.1 is out and about and is strictly a bug-fix release
- Akka 2.1.2 was released with Java doc using GenJavaDoc of course!
- Typesafe announced GenJavaDoc, a way to generate true JavaDoc for Scala projects
- The Twitter OSS Scalding team released v0.8.4
- Ian Forsey hacking together a SBT plugin for the Coveralls app
- Alois Cochard also added to the SBT ecosystem, with a plugin to support Google Protocol Buffers
- Adam Warski released Veripacks version 0.3
This week I offer you a presentation given at the JAX conference last year in San Francisco, CA:
- How to Think in Scala for a Java Developer - Ted Neward
Blogs & Tutorials
- Some more videos from NEScala 2013 were posted:
- The slides from Phil Calçado’s interesting presentation were made available: From a monolithic Ruby on Rails app to the JVM [at SoundCloud]
- Owein Reese started a journey into Scala Type-Classes and Implicits using the Gang of Four Patterns
- YouTube channel shadajProgramming posted a new video: Developing a Basic Minecraft Mod using Scala
- Mushtaq Ahmed blogged: Synchronizing Scala Futures: Comparing Styles
- George Leontiev, in trying to digest and use @milessabin’s typelevel tricks in Scala, blogged: Typelevel hackery tricks in Scala
- Rest with Scala and Vert.x - an intro into using REST web services in an elegant and simple fashion by Slim Ouertani
- Ayush Mishra of Knoldus showed us How to use Liftweb’s built-in functionality for Sorting and Pagination using Scala
- Rodrigo Lazoti helped out those wanting to use Scala with Maven: Getting started with Maven and Scala
- Jessica Kerr wrote an article for the JAX Magazine: Everything I know about Java collections I learned from Scala
- Winston Chen explained why Lift is his favorite web framework
- Alvin Alexander updated his Akka Actors ‘Ping Pong’ example to work with Scala 2.10 and Akka 2.1
- Neal Ford wrote an article for IBM Developer Works: Java.next: Common ground in Groovy, Scala, and Clojure, Part 1
- The Akka team blog was updated:
- Adam Warski played with Scala Macros as an approach to Dependency Injection
- Pascal Voitot shared his experiences on a project to convert HList to/from Datomic Entities: Shapeless HList Schema-Type-Safe Conversion to Datomisca/Datomic Entities
- Jakub Janecek got in touch to mention that Czech Scala User Group which has been going for nearly two years now has a blog: Czech Scala Enthusiasts
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.