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Posted by Chris Cundill
Mon, Jan 20, 2014

Welcome to another edition of #ThisWeekInScala!

Did you know that Scala is 10 years old today?! For some of us it may be a fairly recent discovery but lots of hard work and innovation has gone into making the language what it is today.

In other news, I will be passing on the responsibility for this roundup to my colleagues Marios & Jorge with effect from next week. This is necessary for me to fulfil project responsibilities. Thank you for being a great audience and faithfully looking out my posts. It's been a great journey maintaining this blog over the past year and a bit.

Here's your roundup for this week...

Posted by Chris Cundill
Mon, Jan 13, 2014

Welcome to another edition of #ThisWeekInScala!

Did you know that Roger Alsing began a .NET port of Akka? Interesting, but I know you're here for Scala goodness. I shall not disappoint...

Posted by Chris Cundill
Mon, Jan 6, 2014

Scala , Sbt , Akka , Play

Welcome to another edition of #ThisWeekInScala!

Happy new year! Hope you've enjoyed a well-earned rest. I'll be covering the past couple of weeks since there wasn't a roundup last week due to the holiday.

Posted by Chris Cundill
Mon, Dec 23, 2013

Scala , Sbt , Akka , Play

Welcome to another edition of #ThisWeekInScala!

Allow me to take the opportunity to wish you a merry Christmas! Whether you'll be celebrating or not, you'll be pleased to catch-up on the latest Scala happenings...

Posted by Chris Cundill
Mon, Dec 16, 2013

Scala , Sbt , Akka , Play

Welcome to another edition of #ThisWeekInScala!

As a bit of trivia to begin, Alvin Alexander pointed out that Apple are now up to six Scala job postings! Seems they like the language, which is good, 'cause a lot of us like their machines. Anyhow, that's not what you came here for, you came for this stuff...

Posted by Chris Cundill
Mon, Dec 9, 2013

Scala , Sbt , Akka , Play

Welcome to another edition of #ThisWeekInScala!

With the Scala eXchange 2013 now over, it's worth heading over the Scalax conference site and clicking through to some excellent presentation videos. To be exact, there's 49 podcasts! As if that isn't enough, here's some more stuff... (!)

Posted by Chris Cundill
Mon, Dec 2, 2013

Welcome to another edition of #ThisWeekInScala!

This edition was started in front of a live audience! I created the first draft at the Scala eXchange 2013 during my talk about the app behind this roundup. It's been a great first day and most of the talks are online already! There'll be more to cover from the talks on the second day....

Posted by Chris Cundill
Mon, Nov 25, 2013

Scala , Sbt , Akka , Play

Welcome to another edition of #ThisWeekInScala! My choice chirp this week would have to be:

"Monads are return types that guide you through the happy path." -Erik Meijer #coursera #scala

Credit: Olivier Bruchez

Very succinct. I must say though, Konrad Malawski's panic attack when seeing IntelliJ's plugin suggestion in his Scala project wins in the humour stakes.

Posted by Chris Cundill
Mon, Nov 18, 2013

Welcome to another edition of #ThisWeekInScala!

In a few weeks time, the Scala eXchange will be held in London, in a new location. There's already around 300+ folk signed up. I'll be there talking about the Play app I use to help create this weekly roundup! Jan will be there too... will you?

Posted by Chris Cundill
Mon, Nov 11, 2013

Scala , Sbt , Akka , Play

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!

 

Scala Street in London

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...

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