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This week in #Scala (21/08/2017)

Posted by Petr Zapletal on Sun, Aug 20, 2017

Welcome to the new edition of #ThisWeekInScala!

This blog aims to keep you up to date with the latest news from the world of Scala and Reactive programming.

It has been a week since last time, so lets catch-up on the latest Scala & Reactive happenings...                            

New Content

  • Twitter Open Sourced announced Reasonable Scala compiler: an experimental project focused on compilation speed
  • Exploring Tagless Final pattern for extensive and readable Scala code, a great post by Patryk
  • An introduction about why category theory in programming (why cats?)
  • Check out quite new commercial add-on Thread Starvation Detector
  • Deploying clustered Akka applications on Kubernetes another Lighbend newish Man page
  • Deep networks beat human trained experts in the detection of arrhythmias
  • Why Morningstar Moved to the Cloud: 97% Cost Reduction
  • On the design of distributed programming models, another great piece my Adrien
  • CHAMP: more efficient immutable collections for the JVM

Updated Software

  • Just released version 2.5.0 of Lightbend Telemetry with support for akka-http metrics and OpenTracing
  • Kotlin 1.1.4 is out, and it's huge: null-safety for Java APIs, Java 9 support, JavaScript dead code elimination tool
  • Reactive Streams spec implementation for @Monix's new Iterant type
  • fastparse 0.4.4 is out with support for scala native required no source file diffs, only build modifications
  • scalatex 0.3.11 is out with support for sbt 1.0
  • Re-release sbt-travisci 1.1.0 for sbt 1
Also if you are interested in the latest Devops news you can check Laura's blog post: This week in #DevOps (15/08/2017)

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