Welcome to another edition of #ThisWeekInScala.
Holiday season is upon us in the Northern Hemisphere. Here’s hoping you get plenty of time to chillax, recuperate and… learn some more Scala! Hope this helps…
- Scala 2.11.0-M4 was released!
- ScalaCheck 1.10.1 and 1.10.2-SNAPSHOT for Scala 2.11.0-M4 on maven
- ElasticMQ 0.7.0 is available featuring long polling, non-blocking implementation using Akka and Spray
- wastedio was updated for netty 4.0.3.Final
- Riak scala client 0.8.1 was released
- Raiku 0.6.0 is out and supports the new Riak 1.4 functionality and uses Akka 2.2 final
- scoobi 0.7.2 was released
- Scala.JS has been optimised -Hello world is now 2.63 KB, and the Reversi is just under the MB at 1,004 KB!
- @ouertani: pushed a Typesafe Activator template for Akka and Spring
- The Typesafe Console is now free for developers
- A new chapter entitled “Your first distributed Akka app” was added to the MEAP Akka in Action
This week I offer you a presentation given by the creator of sbt, Mark Harrah at the NE Scala 2013 conference:
Blogs & Tutorials
- The Akka team added a few more posts to their blog:
- Tomasz Nurkiewicz blogged: Managing congested actors in Akka and Scala
- VaughnVernon added some more posts to his series on EAI Patterns with Actor Model:
- Typesafe published: Play Framework, Akka and Scala at Gilt Groupe
- Adam Koblentz of zero turnaround blogged: The Curious Coder’s Guide to Java Frameworks – Play!
- Eishay Smith of 42 engineering showed us how to use database dialects within Play Framework
- James Phillpotts blogged: Testing HTTP requests with Betamax in Scala
- Richard Dallaway wrote part two of his series ‘The Appeal of the Lift Web Framwork’: A Birds-eye View with Lift
- James Hughes wrote a post about Akka: So Unbecoming
- @ScalaTutorials shared: From zero to a Scala SBT project
- Age Mooij got in touch to share his latest blog post: Composing Type Classes (He’s excused for being a little late )
- Jonathan Warden blogged: Retroactive Supertyping in Scala
- Colin Webb shared his post: Testing in Scala with DSLs
- Heiko Seeberger wrote the final part of his series about Gabbler, a reactive chat app with Scala, Akka, Spray and AngularJS:
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. Tip: Tweet about your content using hashtag #Scala.