Welcome to another edition of #ThisWeekInScala.
Credit for the photo goes to @alvinalexander who tweeted it in relation to his Akka video (see below).
Last week I said the Scala Days 2013 videos were on the way… and this week I can tell you that the Scala Days 2013 videos are all available on Parleys! It’s a feast!
Oh, and here’s the other stuff I’ve “rustled up”…
- EDIT: specs2 2.0 and Scoobi 0.7.0 are both now available
- play-jsmessages v1.5.0 was released
- Sebastian Nozzi made his sliding puzzle game available on GitHub using Scala and JavaFX
- Cake’s own @honzam399 updated his recently-created Spray & Akka activator project
This week I offer you a presentation by Alex Cozzi, a member of eBay’s Search Sciences Team, who visited the San Francisco Scala User Group in May 2013:
Blogs & Tutorials
- The Akka Team added to their 2.2 Spotlight series: 2.2 Spotlight: New Remoting
- Evan Chan got in touch to share his slides from the Cassandra Summit 2013 - http://www.slideshare.net/
- Bill de hÓra wrote an excellent overview of Scala as part of a series of posts on various languages
- Matthieu Guillermin instructed us how to go about testing Actors
- Mike Williams shared his experience in using the Play Framework with Cloud Foundry in his appropriately named post: Play-ing with Cloud Foundry v2
- Adam Warski blogged: Implementing factories in Scala + MacWire 0.3
- Andrew Conner showed us how separate a Play app into modules: Separate multi-project deployment packages in Play! Framework
- The Scalawags released two more episodes (6.5 and 7)
- Alvin Alexander claimed that “Akka actors are too fast. I had to slow them down for this video demo.” Check out his post: An Akka Actors Ping-Pong example
- Gaston Hillar wrote an article for DrDobbs: Scala for C# Developers: A Tutorial
- Imran Rashid shared his experiences using Thyme, Rex Kerr’s new library for benchmarking in Scala
- Nick (of ntcoding.co.uk) got in touch to share his article: Building Distributed Systems With The Right Tools: Akka Looks Promising
- Typesafe shared an interesting case study on how @klout scales with the Play framework, Akka and Scala to serve 1 billion requests a day
- Eugene Yokota gets my vote for the most intriguing article title: Scala: the flying sandwich parts
- Joe Barnes blogged: Static typing doesn’t have to suck: lambdas
- Sebastián Ortega decided to contrast Scala and Java in terms of terseness: Language terseness: comparing Java and Scala
- Al Scott shared how he got Akka Actors working with Scala on Android
- Matthias Nehlsen got in touch to share a couple of posts on the Play framework, one of which I missed previously:
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.