Welcome to another edition of #ThisWeekInScala.
Will Scala ever be enterprise ready? Do you think it’s already there? The effects of Rod Johnson’s keynote at ScalaDays 2013 are still rippling through the blogosphere. The question seemed to have died down until Alex Blewitt (!) wide open with his new post ”Will Scala ever be enterprise ready?“. (See what I did there?) There’s already been some interesting feedback. One thread of interest to me is the argument about binary compatibility. Would the language be able to innovate quickly enough if it couldn’t raise binary boundaries? Isn’t slowness to adapt a reason why languages begin to fade?
The usual stuff starts here…
- sbt 0.13.0-RC5 is out as 0.13 final approaches!
- sbt plugin releases:
- bintry 0.2.0 is out
- Macro-paradise is now a Scala 2.10.x plugin!
- rediscala, another non-blocking, reactive Redis driver for Scala, was released
- Subset 2.1.1 is out
- Gremlin-Scala 2.4.0 is available with most changes under the hood and some API changes for accessing properties
- A number of SecureSocial releases
- specs2 for Scalaz 7.1.0-SNAPSHOT is available
- Scala and Play 2.0 Plugins 0.16.293 for IntelliJ are out
This week I offer you a presentation by Dean Wampler at the Lamba Jam 2013 conference held back in July:
Blogs & Tutorials
- Cake’s own @honzam399 has been blogging again:
- Stig Brautaset followed up one of Jan’s posts from last week: Spray Routing Error Handling
- Adam Warski blogged about Veripacks: Verifying usage of 3rd party libraries using Veripacks
- Eric of Kinja Tech blogged: ORM-like model objects with Slick
- Gaston Hillar wrote an article for Dr Dobbs: Building Web Applications with Lift
- Brennan Saeta explained how Coursera devops are deploying Scala Play applications: Deploying Play! Apps
- Slightly over a week old sorry, but I didn’t spot it last week
- David Pichsenmeister wrote his first blogpost on Scala: Scala reflection
- Shadaj posted a short video that solves a Project Euler Problem 16 in about 2 minutes
- Jacek Laskowski sparked an interesting discussion with his post: Reversing number without resorting to String in Scala
- Diego Castorina wrote about mocking with Mockito to aid testing Play apps
And finally, I’ll be enjoying western France with my family for the next two weeks starting this weekend which means I’ll miss three #ThisWeekInScala roundups! However, I’ve managed to secure the return of previous author Mark Harrison to fill in for me. Enjoy!
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.