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This week in #Scala (03/08/2015)

Posted by Petr Zapletal on Mon, Aug 3, 2015

Welcome to 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 happenings...

New Content

  • Let's start with an introduction of promising projects:
    • - a Scala GraphQL library.
    • - a JSON library for Scala
  • A Map of Akka, great blog by Heiko Seeberger
  • The Pros & Cons of Microservice Architecture with Akka, another great by Michael Nash
  • Websockets Server with akka-http, very interesting  by Mariusz Nosiński
  • Type classes in Scala, a blog by David Vallejo
  • Values never change types, educational by Stephen Compall
  • How and Why to Serialialize Lambdas, interesting by Peter Lawrey
  • Scala Play server with ReactJS and RefluxJS, an by Fabio Tiriticco
  • Our friends from Databrics a couple of very interesting posts:
    •  by Tathagata Das, Matei Zaharia and Patrick Wendell
    •  by Joseph Bradley, Xiangrui Meng and Burak Yavuz
    •  by Burak Yavuz
  • Storing ~2millions/minute records in Cassandra by retrieving from a Netty-based REST web service requests, a perf by Mert Çalışkan

Older Content

  • A Visual Introduction to Machine Learning, very nice  by guys from R2D3
  • Apache Kafka + Spark + Database = Real-Time Trinity, a blog by Eric Frenkiel
  • Typesafe Scala, Typelevel Scala – What’s Going On, Anyway?, interesting by Jamie Allen, Erik Osheim, Brendan McAdams, Michael Pilquist by Brian Clapper 
  • 11 Best Practices for Peer Code Review, helpful by SmartBear
  • A comprehensive study of Convergent and Commutative Replicated Data Types, great by Marc Shapiro, Nuno Preguica, Carlos Baquero and Marek Zawirski

Updated Software

  • Finagle 6.27.0 is now !
  • gearpump 0.4.2 is
  • Scala IDE 4.1.1 bug fix release is !
  • refined 0.2.0
  • version 0.1 of a new groovylang extension module for scala integration
  • Algebird 0.11.0 is . Now with spark support and macros for case class algebras
  • new version of Algebird : v0.11.0
  • 0.9 of Stubbed Cassandra
  • Just Remotely 1.4.0
  • specs2 version 3.6.4
  • sangria, scala graphql implementation, v0.2 !
That’s all folks. You can get in touch with me directly via email or on (@petr_zapletal) with any Scala news or content. Tip: Tweet about your content using hashtag #Scala. 

In case you are looking for new challenges, pay attention, because LoansWithNoCreditCheck are hiring!

Also if you are interested in the latest Devops news you can check Laura's blog post: This week in #DevOps (28/07/2015)

Topics: Scala, Akka, Spark, Reactive

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