Welcome to another edition of #ThisWeekInScala. My picks from Twitter:
@runT1ME: So Twitter, fourSquare, LinkedIn, and now Yahoo (Tumblr), and Netflix all use #Scala. I wonder when it will become ‘mainstream’ though.
@psnively: Folks, #scala has been powering some of the most popular, heavily loaded systems for over 3 years now. It’s not “risky” or “unproven.”
“Enterprises” take note!
- Scala 2.10.2-RC1 now available and fixes 89 issues!
- The Twitter Scalding team released version 0.8.5
- Raiku 0.4.0 is out and features Akka IO Pipelines (through Sentinel), mutators / resolvers and revised data API!
- AnormCypher v 0.4.1 was released
- mysql-async & postgresql-async 0.2.2 for Scala were released
- Eric Torrebore took time to introduce the newness in Specs2 2.0: Specs 2.0 – Interpolated
- The first version of the Scala on Android ebook appeared on Lean Pub:
- @leedm777 created SNMP4S - an idiomatic, type safe Scala wrapper on top of SNMP4J
- The latest Thoughtworks Radar report suggests businesses adopt Scala
- High Scalability provided an peek at The Tumblr Architecture Yahoo Bought For A Cool Billion Dollars which includes Scala
This week I offer you an excellent and honest introductory post created a month ago by Oleg Ilyenko:
Blogs & Tutorials
- Videos from flatMap 2013 (Oslo) were posted and a really worth checking out! Here are my picks:
- Living in a Post-Functional World – Daniel Spiewak
- Shapeless TBD – Miles Sabin
- Distributed Reactive Programming: Introducing Akka 2.2 – Victor Klang
- Adam Jensen shared “Some postmortem thoughts” on the Scala Coursera class – progfun 002
- Lukas Rytz’s slides about the Effects Plugin for Scala were made available:
- Erik Bruchez posted a few of his “ponderings”:
- The slides from Tony Morris and Mark Hibberd’s talk about Zippers, comonads and data structures in Scala was made available
- Alex Staveley asked: How could Scala do a merge sort?
- Aditya Bhargava put Locks, Actors, And STM In Pictures!
- Adam Warski shared a tip on how to achieve type safety with the ask pattern before typed channels arrive in version 2.2 Final: Typed ask for Akka
- Mathias of the excellent Spray library wrote about benchmarking spray following he recent techem power benchmarks
- UPDATE: Pablo Fernandez got in touch to share his post on how to create a “streaming API” using Play! 2.1.1
And finally, did you know that the docs for the upcoming Akka 2.2 release stand at 637 pages? There’s always plenty of material to ready hey!
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.