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This week in #Scala (17/05/2013)

Posted by Chris Cundill

18/05/13 00:08

Welcome to another edition of #ThisWeekInScala. My choice chirp this week:

@psnively: It's OK to believe #scala is complex. The problem is believing #java, #csharp, #ruby, #python, #php, #javascript aren't.

...closely followed by:

@jessitron: #Scala and F# are like stations where you can get off the Imperative line and board the Functional train.

Seriously, if you don't deal with collections functionally, you're working too hard and writing too many uninteresting lines of code! Okay, my rambling is done, here's your roundup...

New Stuff

  • Akka 2.1.4 released —2.1.3 will never exist - it was a broken build ;)
  • Martin Odersky said "I'll probably do an advanced course this fall." in reply to a question on Twitter regarding a sequel to the first Scala Coursera class. Watch this space kids!
  • scalatest-embedmongo version 0.2 is out and offers Scala 2.10 compilation & cross compilation in 2.9
  • Scala language processing library Kiama 1.5.0 released now sporting customisable rewriters
  • A completely thread-safe ZeroMQ socket interface for Scala has been released
  • Ryan LeCompte of Quantifind got in touch to tell me about their first open source project - Sumac - a simple, lightweight library for parsing command line arguments. Check out the Sumac blog post too.
  • Cory Watson got in touch to announce that his ElasticSearch REST client for Scala is now at version 1.0 and implements a good bit of the ES API.
  • Sander Mak created a new site for Scala content: Launching Scalabitz

Old Stuff

This week I offer you another tutorial by Dan Rosen of Markana which was posted on 9 Feb 2012:

Blogs & Tutorials

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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.

Topics: Scala, Akka, mongodb, Scalaz

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