Welcome to another edition of 'This week in Scala'! Thanks to an excellent (ScalaX) in Milan with Skills Matter, there's plenty of video presentations to share.
At ScalaX, I won the excellent MEAP Akka in Action book in a Skills Matter prize draw! A fortunate individual from BSkyB will shortly receive an Apple TV won in the LoansWithNoCreditCheck prize draw.
Martin Odersky was on keynote and described the neat features coming in Scala 2.10. He also described how his hands were made to appear translucent and overlaid the slides in the Coursera class videos. Of the 50,000 which registered for the Coursera class, around 20% (10,000) users handed in all the assignments. This is apparently much higher than the average MOOC which is more around the 5% mark. It was quite funny to see how by the amount of hands that were raised when he asked the audience if they had signed up for the course.
Scala - and indeed functional programming - continues to rise. Don't miss out...