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This week in #Scala (23/03/2015)

Posted by Petr Zapletal on Mon, Mar 23, 2015

Welcome to #ScalaDays edition of #ThisWeekInScala!

Just one more thing before we start. The 2015, exceptional Scala conference, was last week in San Francisco. We were there, had a great time and we have announced further expansion with the opening of an office in Krakow! Would be great to meet you there.

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

New Content

  • Lifting Machine Learning into Akka Streams, another great post about our Machine Learning system (formerly Lift) by Carl Pulley
  • I'll definitely come back to it later, but here is the first batch of great ScalaDays slides
    •  by Martin Odersky
    •  by our own Jan Machacek
    •  by Grzegorz Kossakowski
    •  by Evan Chan
    • by Li Haoy
    •  by Eugene Yokota
    •  by Michael Nash
    •  by Rúnar Bjarnason and Tim Perrett
    • by Brendan McAdams
    •  by Leif Wickland
    •  by Ryan LeCompte
    •  by Lee Mighdoll 
    • by Miles Sabin 
  • Check out the new Akka Typed
  • Microservices at Tyro: An Evolutionary Tale, nice by Graham Lea
  • Async Goes Mainstream: 7 Reactive Programming Tools You MUST Know, helpful blog by Alex Zhitnitsky
  • Beyond SQL: Speeding up Spark with DataFrames, by Michael Ambrust
  • Reactive Machine Learning - Can big data’s killer app really be reactive?, great by Jeff Smith
  • Functional Structures in Scala, collection of great by Micheal Pilquist
  • Databricks Scala Guide, by Spark's creators. Definitelly worth to check it out
  • Exactly-once Spark Streaming from Apache Kafka, a blog by Justin Kestelyn
  • Running Kafka At Scale, nice by Todd Palino
  • Let's introduce , an open source alternative to Yammer by Artur Gajewski. Demo is available

Older Content

  • Typesafe ConductR - The missing glue between Dev and Ops?, great post by my colleague Tom Stockton
  • Commutative Monads, Diagrams and Knots, nice  by Dan Piponi
  • Putting Apache Kafka To Use: A Practical Guide To Building A Stream Data Platform, great blog  by Jay Kreps
  • Making Sense of Performance in Data Analytics Frameworks, interesting by Kay Ousterhout, Ryan Rasti, Sylvia Ratnasamy, Scott Shenker and Byung-Gon Chun

Updated Software

  • treehugger.scala 0.4.1
  • Meteor 1.0.4 is
  • specs2 3.1
  • simple-reactivemongo 2.5.0 is
  • ScalaFX 8.0.40-R8
  • Cassandra plugin 0.3.7 for Akka Persistence
  • Skinny 1.3.15 is

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 (17/03/2015)

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