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This week in #Scala (09/06/2014)

Posted by Marios Papasofokli on Mon, Jun 9, 2014

Welcome to another edition of #ThisWeekInScala!

A nice way to check the trending Scala projects is to check github!

In case you missed Play Day you can watch all the talks here!

Lets catch-up on the latest Scala happenings...

New Stuff

  • Akka Streams v0.3 is out, it is still an early development preview
  • Deadbolt-scala 2.3.0-RC1 and Deadbolt-java 2.3.0-RC1 for Play 2.3 are out!
  • ScalaTest/Scalactic 2.2.0 is out, comes with new matchers, new assertions, better assertion error messages and many enhancements (Scalactic is the new name for ScalaUtils)
  • Parboiled2 2.0.0-RC2 was released, it fixes three problems that were discovered in RC1 and adds some more (minor) helper functionality
  • Pamflet 0.6.0 was released, it is a publishing application for short texts, particularly user documentation of open-source software
  • Play-yeoman 0.7.0 is out,  it is a big upgrade, build on sbt-web and also supporting Play 2.3.0
  • Scalikejdbc 2.0.1 was released
  • Sbt-buildinfo 0.3.2 is out, it is a plug-in for sbt that generates Scala source from your build definitions
  • Skinny Framework 1.0.17 is out with mailer's envelope-from support and ScalikeJDBC 1.8.0
  • Akka-persistence-cassandra 0.3.1 was released (bugfix)
  • Initial release of Scalariform IntelliJ IDEA plugin, it adds a menu item that allows you to format the current file using Scalariform
  • Reactive Design Patterns MEAP Update with Chapter 3, "The Philosophy in a Nutshell"

Old Stuff

  • Handling services that require explicit shutdown in Scala, a blog post by Maciej Biłas
  • Scala on Android and stuff: lessons learned, a blog post by Nicolas Fränkel

Blogs & Tutorials 

  • Gabbler, a Reactive Chat App – part 1, a blog post by Heiko Seeberger
  • Akka Clustering and Remoting: The Experiment, a blog post by our own Carl Pulley
  • What kind of things are easy in Haskell and hard in Scala, and vice-versa? a blog post by Tony Morris
  • Type-Level Programming: The Subspace of Scala, a blog post and video by Joe Barnes
  • Anorm - What’s new (Play 2.3)
  • Scala Trivial Refactoring Examples
  • Scala Maps and Sorting, a blog post by Peter Pilgrim
  • Demonstrating Case Classes in Scala a blog post with video by Alejandro Lujan
  • Patrik Nordwall published a first early version of Akka Data Replication
  • Case study: Yap.TV Goes Reactive
  • Scala IDE support for simultaneous 2.11 and 2.10 projects
  • Apple released a new programming languge last week and some devs compare it with Scala:
    • Swift is a lot like Scala, a point-by-point comparison
    • Hello Swift, Meet Scala, a blog post by Adam Denenberg 
  • Login/Password authentication in Secure Social, a blog post by Alberto Souza
  • A new Activator template by Cake's developers Michal Janousek and Martin Zapletal: HTML 5 Device Orientation with play, ember and websockets

As a reminder, I am providing the new RSS and Atom links for our teamblog!


That’s all folks. You can get in touch with me directly via email or on Twitter (@mpapasofokli) with any Scala news or content. Tip: Tweet about your content using hashtag #Scala.

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