Welcome to another edition of #ThisWeekInScala. XKCD's functional cartoon resonated with plenty in the Scala community this week:
Hope you enjoy your content just as much...
- Scala 2.11.0-M5 and Scala 2.10.3-RC3 are now available
- scoobi 0.7.3 was released
- scalikejdbc 1.6.9 is available
- sbt-assembly 0.10.0 is out
- ActiveRecord 0.2.3 was released
- By popular demand, Daniel Westheide released an ebook version of his blog series "The Neophyte's Guide to Scala"
This week I offer you a presentation from the videos on Parleys from Scalapeno 2013:
- From Java to Scala: A Case Study by Tomer Gabel
Blogs & Tutorials
- Enrique Rodriguez of moove-it.com discussed the question: Is Scala worthwhile?
- Eugene Yokota created an ebook form of a blog series written last year: Tetrix in Scala
- Unsure about Scala being labelled "The Second Coming of Java" but hey, an interesting story is told on wired about Twitter's much documented move to the JVM
- Gaston Hillar blogged for Dr Dobbs: Developing Android Apps with Scala and Scaloid
- Do you want to write your own Java or Scala debugger? Thought so! In fact it crossed your mind a few times today didn't it? Jokes aside, Tal Weiss of Takipi took the time to show you how: How To Write Your Own Java / Scala Debugger
- "Encapsulation is overrated" says Jessica Kerr
- Gauthier Lemoine shared something of interest for those doing natural language processing: A NGram generator in Scala
- Nathan Hamblen shared his experiences with Slick: Unfiltered and Slick
- Cake's own @honzam399 wrote a blog post & screencast showing us how to write & debug a Scala macro: Debugging Scala Macros
- Pascal Voitot blogged: Play 2.2 Actor Room: websocket (&more) room manager only with Akka actors
- Sami Badawi followed Daniel Westheide and Eugene Yokota in getting into the mood of revisiting old blog posts: Big Data: What worked?