Welcome to another edition of #ThisWeekInScala. My choice chirp this week:
...closely followed by:
@jessitron: #Scala and F# are like stations where you can get off the Imperative line and board the Functional train.
Seriously, if you don't deal with collections functionally, you're working too hard and writing too many uninteresting lines of code! Okay, my rambling is done, here's your roundup...
- Akka 2.1.4 released —2.1.3 will never exist - it was a broken build ;)
- Martin Odersky said "I'll probably do an advanced course this fall." in reply to a question on Twitter regarding a sequel to the first Scala Coursera class. Watch this space kids!
- scalatest-embedmongo version 0.2 is out and offers Scala 2.10 compilation & cross compilation in 2.9
- Scala language processing library Kiama 1.5.0 released now sporting customisable rewriters
- A completely thread-safe ZeroMQ socket interface for Scala has been released
- Ryan LeCompte of Quantifind got in touch to tell me about their first open source project - Sumac - a simple, lightweight library for parsing command line arguments. Check out the Sumac blog post too.
- Cory Watson got in touch to announce that his ElasticSearch REST client for Scala is now at version 1.0 and implements a good bit of the ES API.
- Sander Mak created a new site for Scala content: Launching Scalabitz
This week I offer you another tutorial by Dan Rosen of Markana which was posted on 9 Feb 2012:
Blogs & Tutorials
- Jakub Jane?ek got in touch to point out the latest article on the Czech Scala Enthusiasts site about Non-blocking SOAP web services invocation
using Scala and Play:
- Lukas Rytz shared his slides for his presentation "Effect Typing for Scala"
- Robert Ladstätter blogged about using 2D Image Filters with OpenCV and JavaFX in Scala
- Oleg Ilyenko blogged: Regular Expressions Interpolation in Pattern Matching
- Alex Zuzin wrote about Non-blocking actor pipelines with Scalaz
- Raul Raja shared his recommended list of Scala resources for a newcomer
- Zach Cox shared his First Steps with Titan using Rexster and Scala which will be of interest to those using Graph databases
- Mark van der Tol explained why they (Plot) started using PostgreSQL with Slick instead of MongoDB
- Matthias Nehlsen got in touch to share his latest blog article: Load Testing for Server Sent Event Streams. Make sure you check out his other recents posts that unfortunately escaped my attention in previous weeks.
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.