Welcome to another edition of This week in Scala!
The US election is over. Whether you were taking an active interest in proceedings - or staying well clear - one organisation had no choice. This organisation was helping the election news travel faster than ever before. This organisation was experiencing record traffic; facilitating 874,560 messages per minute without fail. This organisation is Twitter and they use Scala. Success.
Enjoy your Scala reading list.
- It's here -> Scala 2.10.0 RC2 is released
- Scalaz 7 M4 was released on Wednesday
- Spray 1.0-M5 and 1.1-M5 was released
- The bright folks at EPFL have come up with with some research projects which might just affect future Scala releases
This week I roll back time to December 6th, 2012 and take you "In the Brain of Iulian Dragos":
- 19/11/2012 to 20/11/2012 - Scala eXchange 2012 with Skills Matter, London <- I'll be there!
Blogs & Tutorials
- Just escaping my attention last Friday, The Guardian newspaper developers Lindsey Dew and Adam Fisher blogged about their experiences` during "the final push" of Coursera Scala course led by Martin Odersky
- Eric Torreborre was interviewed by the Scala Types about Specs2
- We were promised more from the Akka team about Akka 2.1 and they didn't disappoint:
- Our very own @honzam399, described different approaches to CRUD in your Scala code
- Tomasz Nurkiewicz seems to have caught manic blogging flu having posted three times in the last week:
- Krishna Prasad tells the story of how he built his first web application in Scala using Play 2.0
- Reaktor posted a video of Aki Saarinen's talk about the importance of discovering your Scala style and then being opinionated about it. His slides are available too.
- James Roper went into detail about Iteratees for those used to imperative programming
- Adam Warski sparked some interesting comments on his post about modules
- Bryan Warner offered his advice for Scala beginners
And finally, back to the US election and my promise last week for something humorous. Not only did Twitter manage to stay alive for the flurry of election tweets, they also held onto this gem for those who understand:
@Moustachology: Meanwhile, in british politics http://t.co/iHiHl8wt
That's all for now. Have a great week and remember you can get in touch with me directly via email or message me on twitter (@ChrisCundill) with any Scala news, events or content.