Welcome to another edition of #ThisWeekInScala.
Another Scala Days conference has been and gone. Unfortunately there’s no videos yet, but we’re told they’re on the way. Hopefully I’ll have them for you next week. In the meantime, here’s plenty to keep you occupied…
- LiftWeb 2.5 – The Secure Scala Web Framework <- Should have mentioned last week!
- Spray milestone 8 with a tonne of improvements
- Scala IDE 3.0.1 RC1 released and using Scala 2.10.2
- Jonathan Parsons created play-hard-jsroutes which allows automatic creation of hard jsRoutes files from dynamic ones in Play 2.1
- Typelevel announced that the release of Scalaz 7.0.1 and 7.1.0-M1 will most likely coincide with Scala2013 workshop at Montpellier at the beginning of July.
- Shai Yallin got in touch to announce the first conference of the Israeli Scala user group: Scalapeño 2013
- @sebnozzi discovered Scala Pickling - Fast, Customizable, Boilerplate-Free Serialization for Scala <- looks promising!
- Mark Beeson built Maildrop to help stop spam by using temporary, throwaway e-mail addresses. Maildrop runs atop Scala, Akka and Play
This week I offer you Seth Tisue’s presentation at 2012 Northeast Scala Symposium:
Blogs & Tutorials
- The Akka team shone a few spotlights on Akka 2.2:
- Bill Venners shared the features of the upcoming 2.0.M6 milestone release of ScalaTest and asked for feedback
- Pascal Voitot blogged about the benefits of his new module for the Play framework: Play-Autosource
- Cake’s own Jan Machacek (@honzam399) posted his Scala Days 2013 talk for “playback” at your own pace
- Skills Matter shared Vaughn Vernon’s keynote talk on DDD and the Actor Model
- Ryan LeCompte shared his slides from his talk at Scala Days 2013: Confessions of a Ruby Developer Whose Heart was Stolen by Scala <- Looking forward to the video!
- James Roper wrote a couple of posts:
- Julien Tournay started exploring the anatomy of a the Play framework: Play, Anatomy of a web framework: The Web Server
- g33k talk shared a talk given by Adam Ilardi (eBay) at the NY-Scala meetup: How To Use Scala on Hadoop (covers eBay’s transition from Pig & Cascading to Scalding & Scala)
- Alvin Alexander posted a couple of nuggets:
- Joe Barnes blogged: A dab of recursion will do
- Jessica Kerr blogged: What’s dirtier than comments? Exceptions!
- Swizec Teller wrote an interesting post around the ongoing Dynamic Vs Static debate: Dynamic languages have jumped the shark
- Heiko Seeberger introduced us to Akka I/O which is part of Akka 2.2.0-RC1
- Tal Gendler blogged: Building a Cloud TV Platform with Scala!?
- EDIT: My good friend Michael Pollmeier wrote an interesting post: Akka Work Pulling Pattern to prevent mailbox overflow, throttle and distribute work
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.