Welcome to another edition of #ThisWeekInScala. I’ll leave the preamble this week since there’s lots of content to share!
- Typesafe released Activator, an easy way to get started with Scala, Akka and Play framework quickly
- postgresql-async 0.1 was released and now supports almost all it’s initial goals!
- The shapeless-contrib project now shows how Shapeless + Scalaz = profit. Finally, you can sequence your HList’s!
- Cake’s own @honzam399 gave us “org.eigengo.akka-extras” % “javamail” % “0.1.0” on Sonatype. Now you can
spamsend newsletters with Akka.
- Yann Ramin remembered to tell us that he upgraded akka-quartz to Scala 2.10 awhile back
- Socko v0.3.0 was released – Socko allows you to expose your Akka actors as RESTful web services with a splash of Swagger and without annotations
- Sam Skivert shared all the “legos” you need to write iOS apps in Scala in his project: ios-scala-demo
This week I offer you a keynote presentation given by Martin Odersky at Devoxx France held in March 2013:
There’s also plenty of interviews from Devoxx France to check out.
Blogs & Tutorials
- The Akka team blog was updated: Akka 2.2 spotlight: why we deprecated closure-taking Props
- Linux Links published: 5 Best Free Scala Books
- Jacek Laskowski shared a lesson learned: When in Scala REPL, :paste might be your better friend (than :load)
- Matt Russell blogged: Secrets of the Scala Lexer 2: Blank Lines in Comments
- José Pereda shared his cool side project involving lego (!) : Have Lego Mindstorms NXT robot? Want to program it in Scala?
- Maurício Linhares blogged: Async PostgreSQL database access using Play 2, Scala and Heroku
- @sirthias shared BlueForest – a dark theme for Intellij that plays well with Scala
- Cake’s own @honzam399 explained How we build and publish the Akka Extras project using the Scala SBT syntax
- Pascal Voitot blogged a couple of times:
- Terry Lei of LinkedIn shared The technology behind EatIn: Android apps in Scala, iOS apps, and Play Framework web services
- Joe Stein blogged: Using Scala To Work With Hadoop
- Philipp Dörfler wrote a guest post on GuiGarage about sbt-fxml – an SBT plugin to ease JavaFX dev with Scala - sbt-fxml: The missing link between FXML and your code
- Tony Sloane shared his weekend project: Scala worksheet for Sublime Text 3
- Gary Sieling shared a few Scala examples:
- Tomasz Nurkiewicz discussed Lazy sequences in Scala and Clojure
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.