Welcome to another edition of #ThisWeekInScala. My choice chirp:
@aphexmunky: The problem with learning #scala, #akka and #playframework is once you know them, you hate working without them.
How true. I’m currently back on a Java project and I feel Josh’s pain. Anyhow, I won’t let that stop me getting my Scala fix, isn’t that what evenings are for?! I hope the following content helps you get your fix too…
- Scala IDE 3.0 is out and features new implicit highlighting, a new Scala debugger, updated syntax highlighting and more.
- Check out the video about the Scala-specific support for remote debugging!
- ActiveRecord 0.2.2 has been released.
- ScalaNLP Breeze v0.2 is available (mainly bug fixes)
- Adriaan Moors posted on the Scala user mailing list that Scala 2.11 will target Java 6 with Scala 2.12 emitting Java 8 bytecode
This week I offer you a humorous introduction to Scala by Venkat Subramaniam:
Blogs & Tutorials
- Another video from NEScala 2013 appeared: Going Asynchronous with Play! by Michael Seid
- Alexander Chepurnoy explained why Scala+PlayFramework Could Be the Best Choice for Your Startup
- Krishna introduced a new series of blog posts: Play 2.x (#Scala) is it a #Spring MVC contender? – Introduction
- Alvin Alexander shared some more lessons learned about writing #programming book (He’s writing Scala Cookbook for O’Reilly)
- Pierre Andrews wrote a follow-up post to Dependency Injection for Configuring Play Framework Database Connection(s) – Part 2
- John Sullivan got in touch to share part two of Monads in Scala: Monads in Scala Part Two: More Maybes
- Yevgeniy Brikman of LinkedIn blogged: Play Framework: async I/O without the thread pool and callback hell
- Diego Medina of Elemica wrote part 3 of his series “Different ways to use Comet Actors in Lift“.
- Michael Pollmeier shared a useful Akka TestKit add-on: Akka TestKit addition: expect some messages, ignore others
- Staying with the Akka testing theme, Stig Brautaset shared some tips in a couple of posts:
- Tomasz Nurkiewicz blogged: FitNesse your ScalaTest with custom Scala DSL
- Kevin Hoffman continued his story on using Akka with Google Protocol Buffers: Building an MMO Server in Akka : Using MongoDB as a Backing Store
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.