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July 30th, 2020, ISSUE 337

READING

Thinking With Types

A short series of articles on how put types at the center of your design, applicable both if you're coming from Java or already know some Scala
Alvin Alexander (@alvinalexander)
IntelliJ Scala Plugin 2020.2 is released!

A lot of impressing improvements in the latest release of the Scala plugin!
Pavel Fatin (@pavelfatin)
Announcing Dotty 0.26.0-RC1

Dotty is following its regular release cycle. Time for unified extension methods!
Anatolii Kmetiuk (@AKmetyuk)
A Dive into Configuring Metals · Metals

Metals can behave just as you want it to - all you need is a bit of configuration!
Chris Kipp (@ckipp01)
Life with fatal warnings

On one hand, it seems reasonable to enable fatal warnings. On the other, they are a pain. Is there a middle ground?
Roman Timushev (@rtimush)
Cloudflare Workers Announces Broad Language Support

You can build applications on Cloudflare Workers using your favorite language starting today (compiling to ScalaJS!)
Cody Koeninger (@CodyKoeninger)

PRESENTATIONS

Background processing in functional Scala #1

The first episode in a series about background processing in functional Scala.
Jakub Kozłowski (@kubukoz)
Happy eyeballs live-coding using ZIO

A live-coding walk-through implementing a concurrent algorithm using ZIO
Adam Warski (@adamwarski)
Scala 3 - TF related improvements (mostly #implicits)

In this video we will see some improvements which will be introduced in the upcoming version of Scala (Scala 3 / Dotty v0.23.0). The topics presented here are focused on tagless final (TF) so the video is mostly about implicits and a couple of other features which help to reduce boilerplate.
DevInsideYou (@DevInsideYou)

EVENTS

Reimagining Functional Type Classes, July 30th, Scala San Francisco, Online Event

4:30 PM to 6:30 PM PDT. In this presentation, John A. De Goes introduces a new Scala library with a completely different factoring of functional type classes—one which throws literally everything away and starts from a clean slate.
Ziverge (@zivergetech)
Functional Scala Fundamentals, September 1st-3rd, Online Course

Discount applies with the code: SCALATIMES, this time 20% off!
Ziverge (@zivergetech)
Functional Scala, December 3th-4th, London

Learn the critical topics you need to excel as a Scala developer, and celebrate the Scala programming language and community.
Ziverge (@zivergetech)
African Scala Development Program

Jon Pretty and John de Goes are offering a series of free premium Scala training courses to developers based in the African continent. Ziverge is looking for more teachers that would like to join the initiative.
Ziverge (@zivergetech)

RELEASES

Akka Projections 1.0.0-RC1 Released

Akka provides great tools for implementing event sourcing; projections are an essential component of this approach!
Akka Team (@akkateam)
Ciris · Functional Configurations for Scala

Functional, lightweight, and composable configuration loading for Scala.
Viktor Lövgren (@vlovgr)
Command center

A CLI-based launcher and general productivity tool - written, of course, using Scala
reibitto (@reibitto)
Indigo: a game engine for programmers.

A game engine powered by ScalaJS, designed specifically with programmers in mind: focuses on developer productivity and ease of testing.
Purple Kingdom Games (@indigoengine)
Dotty version manager

As the name suggests: helps you manage which Dotty version is present on your $PATH, as well as quickly install latest
Daiki Ogawa (@d_ogxwx)

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