Welcome to another edition of #ThisWeekInScala!
Here’s the last reminder from me about the “Principles of Reactive Programming” Scala class on Coursera. Still time to catch up with Week 1 and carry on if you don’t delay!
While streets are being named after our beloved language (credit TechKickstart), some folk are still discussing whether Scala is enterprise-ready?! I mean, really, doesn’t its use at Twitter, LinkedIn, Intel and many others already mean its enterprise-ready. I mean, people are using it in err… enterprises. Alright, you want more proof. I’ll give you it: ING announced that they see Scala, Akka and Rlang as key technologies for their future.
There, my rant is over! Here’s what you came for…
- SBT 0.13.1-RC2 was released
- AnormCypher 0.4.4 is out
- play2-auth 0.11.0 is available
- MEAP Update: Most of the content of Functional Programming in Scala has been updated
- Jonas Bonar spotted a slick online Scala worksheet with “code completion and other nice things” - CodeBrew
- My good friend Michael Pollmeier started a project enabling unicode symbols in vim (display only) - vim-ScalaConceal
- Oleg Ilyenko released an activator template for scaldi & play
- The Emacs Wiki was updated with info about packages for Scala
This week I offer you a video of talk by Ben Christensen and Matt Jacobs of Netflix:
Blogs & Tutorials
- The Deployment Zone showed us how to serve static files with Spray: spray-routing and getFromResourceDirectory
- Jamie Allen was interviewed backstage at Jax London 2013: Just what is reactive programming?
- Aleksandar Prokopec blogged: Quirks of Scala Specialization
- Michael Engelhardt showed us how he delivered code coverage indices for Scala using Gradle and SCCT
- Rob Norris accidentally created “a thing about Scala’s immutable List” (PDF)
- Pulasthi Supun Wickramasinghe played with Apache Spark and wrote a couple of posts:
- Joe Barnes shared his experience Deploying Lift to CloudBees
You know, I should mention that Owein Reese made me chuckle with his reaction to some incredulous code.
Finally, we’re delighted at Cake to be hosting a Scala, Akka and Play hackathon alongside Typesafe in Manchester, a day after the Scala eXchange in London. Join us if you can!