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This week in #Scala (24/08/2015)

Posted by Petr Zapletal on Sun, Aug 23, 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

  • LoansWithNoCreditCheck guys had a very productive week:
  • The 7 Ways to Wash Dishes and the Case for Message-driven Reactive Systems, great by Jamie Allen
  • Introduction to Akka Actors, nice by Heiko Seeberger
  • Apache Spark: 5 Pitfalls You MUST Solve Before Changing Your Architecture, nice by Alex Zhitnitsky 
  • Spark 1.5 Preview Now Available in Databricks, an  by Reynold Xin and Michael Armbrust
  • Sorting out graph processing, nice by Frank McSherry
  • AWS Lambda Scala example project released, a blog by Vincent Ohprecio
  • Cats - A new library for functional programming in Scala, great by Stew O'Connor
  • Domain-Driven Architecture Diagrams, helpful by Nick

Older Content

  • Functional Patterns in Domain Driven Design applied to Financial Models, great by Debasish Ghosh
  • Tracking down the Villains: Outlier Detection at Netflix, very nice by Philip Fisher-Ogden, Greg Burrell, Chris Sanden, & Cody Rioux
  • What does it take to make Google work at scale?, very interesting by Malte Schwarzkopf
  • Analyzing Flight Data: A Gentle Introduction to GraphX in Spark, great by Bill Chambers
  • JVM concurrency: Building actor applications with Akka, great by Dennis Sosnoski

Updated Software

  • Slick 3.0.2 bugfix release now
  • Akka 2.4.0-RC1 
  • akka-sse 1.1.0 for Akka HTTP 1.0 – heartbeats are now provided as a Flow
  • Kamon 0.5.0 is !
  • refined 0.2.2 - Introduce the RefType type class which abstracts over shapeless
  • Scala IDE 4.2.0-RC1 ! Check out the new auto-edits, (!!!) and Scala 2.12 build support!
  • scalikejdbc 2.2.8 - ScalikeJDBC 2.2.8 is
  • Just msgpack4s 0.5.1
  • gearpump & are out
  • openzipkin 1.2.1 is to maven central
  • itinere 0.1 - Strongly typed bidirectional router

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 (18/08/2015)

Topics: Scala, Akka, Spark, Reactive

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