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April 18th, 2024, ISSUE 528


Lean Scala

For a start, we can identify a recommended style to write lean Scala code.
Martin Odersky (@Odersky)
Lean Scala: Reddit discussion

A discussion on Reddit, where Scala users comment on Martin's recent blog post.
Besom and Smithy4s on AWS - Scala 3 good vibes only

In this post we want to build a service using Scala 3, which performs some operations with AWS services, but doesn't use the officially provided AWS SDK for Java. Not only do we want to make a running service, we also want to deploy this service to AWS Fargate, using Besom - a pure Scala 3 SDK for Pulumi.
Anton Sviridov (@velvetbaldmime)
Learn Functional Programming The Fast Way!

This little book has an audacious goal: As affordably as possible, to help OOP developers who use languages like Java, Kotlin, Python, and C++ learn the concepts that take you to the cusp of using Scala’s two main FP libraries: Cats Effect and ZIO.
Alvin Alexander (@alvinalexander)
Caliban on Tailcalls's GraphQL benchmarks

The new Caliban version is doing very well, being slightly ahead of the Rust solution, and far ahead some of the other ones.
Pierre Ricadat (@ghostdogpr)


LambdaConf, May 4th-10th, Estes Park, Colorado

Get ready!
LambdaConf (@lambda_conf)
LambdaConf - The Grand Hackathon Finale, May 10th

The Hackathon provides an opportunity to put the theories and concepts from LambdaConf into immediate practice. It's an interactive arena for trying out new ideas, testing them, and producing innovative solutions.
LambdaConf (@lambda_conf)
ScalaMatsuri, June 7th-9th, Tokyo, Japan

The largest international Scala conference in Asia.
ScalaMatsuri (@ScalaMatsuri)


The Death of Monads? Direct Style Algebraic Effects

The purpose of monads and their alternatives (old and new). For people who love monads, hate monads, and those who don’t get them.
Yevhenii Zelenskyi (@impurepics)



Batch scripts in Scala for snapshotting and restoring WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux)
Samik R
Metals 1.3.0 - Thallium

New Scala versions support, Java Home improvements, Automatic imports settings, Preferred build server settings, Inlay hints, Exhaustive matches for union types, and more!
metals contributors
Caliban 2.6.0

The highlight of this release is that Websocket support has been added to the QuickAdapter. Apart from that, there are quite a few performance improvements, in particular some coming from zio-query that should make things a lot faster if you use queries with a DataSource.
Caliban contributors

Porting of the Raise DSL from the Arrow Kt Kotlin library.
Riccardo Cardin (@riccardo_cardin)

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