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This week in #Scala (15/02/2016)

Posted by Petr Zapletal on Sun, Feb 14, 2016

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

  • Machine learning at scale with Apache Spark, great  by our own Martin Zapletal
  • Strategic Scala Style: Principle of Least Power, great style  by Li Haoyi 
  • Apache Spark 101, nice Spark by Patryk Jażdżewski 
  • I'd like to shed a light on , a plugin for sbt to scaffold an opinionated fresh sbt project which is already prepared for multiple modules
  • How Apache Flink enables new streaming applications, interesting by Ufuk Celebi and Kostas Tzoumas
  • I got a couple of interesting posts about Cassandra
    •  by Nenad Bozic
    •  by Jon Haddad
    •  by Jake Luciani
  • Benchmarking Message Queue Latency, great by Tyler Treat
  • How to do distributed locking, excellent by Martin Kleppmann
  • Jepsen: RethinkDB 2.2.3 reconfiguration, another great by Kyle Kingsbury
  • Adrien Colyer wrote a couple of great posts:

Updated Software

  • Apache Cassandra  and  released!
  • akka-persistence-jdbc v2.2.4 compatible with akka 2.4.2-RC2
  •  akka-log4j 1.1.1 for Akka 2.4.2-RC3
  • akka-http-json for #Akka 2.4.2-RC3
  • sbt 0.13.10-RC3 is with bug fixes and performance improvements
  • scodec-bits 1.1.0 and scodec-core 1.9.0, with support for ByteVectors over 2gig
  • ApacheApex core release 3.3.0-incubating is , adds support for iterative processing
  • We've just Flink version 0.10.2 with some important bug fixes
  • for Scala is now pure Scala - no more common code written in Java. Plus, authenticated requests and more
  • circe 0.3.0 is ! Highlights: improved JSON numbers, error-accumulating decoders, lenses, interpolation, and more
  • a version of the Eff monad for scalaz, now on par with cats
  • sbt-pom-reader 2.1.0-RC1 is
  • specs2 3.7.1

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 (09/02/2016)


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