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August 8th, 2019, ISSUE 286

READING

Tic-tac-toe in FP Scala

Tic-Tac-Toe game written in Scala.
Algimantas Krasauskas (@AlgimantasKras1)
How to create Build Pipelines in Scala

How to use the Mill build tool to set up the build pipelines, using a real-world use case.
Li Haoyi (@li_haoyi)
Tour of Akka Typed: Message Adapters, Ask Pattern and Actor Discovery

The second episode of Akka Typed API series.
Manuel Bernhardt (@elmanu)
Promise for better Future

a Discussion about various operations that can be performed with Scala Futures.
λ.eranga (@itseranga)
Streaming data with Apache Kafka and Akka Streams

Streaming data in a few easy steps.
Gökhan Gürgeç
Akka Actor System Health Check

In this example project, we implemented a sample Akka ActorSystem Health check. Akka also supports readiness and liveness checks through akka-management.
Eren Avşaroğulları (@eavsarogullari)
Torque is now Scala

No, not related to The Scala, but quite interesting choice for a name of a technology. A private, secure, untraceable cryptocurrency.
Torque (@ScalaHQ)
Benchmarking Functional Error Handling in Scala

Is it true that EitherT is slow?
Marcin Rzeźnicki
Top Link Of July: My favorite new features of Scala 2.13 standard library

This post got a lot of attention, so let's recap!
Linas Medžiūnas (@LinasMedziunas)

PRESENTATIONS

Homegrown Scala Collections - Part 41 - Stream.End & What's Next?

This video concludes this series. We will see alternative ways of Stream generation which are not trivial to express with unfold. We will implement the typical streaming examples like factorial, Fibonacci and primes. We will also see what comes after the series.
DevInsideYou (@DevInsideYou)
Why to be a programmer?

The second episode of a series about learning programming.
Maciej Gorywoda (@makingthematrix)

EVENTS

Scala in the City, London, Simply Business, August 28th

Lineup: Intro to Simply Business by Dani Sola, Scala in Data Engineering by Michal Wrobel, How to write like Cats by Monty West, and Recursion schemes with Higherkindness by Oli Makhasoeva!
Signify Technology (@Signify_Tech)
Scala.sphere.it, Kraków, Poland, October 7th-8th

Use special promo code 'media-partner-at-sphere.it' for a 20% discount.
ScalaSphere (@ScalaSphere)
Lambda World, Cádiz, Spain, October 17th - 18th

Use our link to get a special discount for Scala Times readers!
Lambda World (@lambda_world)
Code Mesh, London, November 7th - 8th

Don't miss the very early bird tickets that will go on sale on July 21st!
CodeMesh (@CodeBEAMio)
BeeScala, Ljubljana, Slovenia, November 21st - 21rd

Don't miss your ticket for this unique conference!
BeeScala (@BeeScalaConf)
CFP for ScalaConf.ru, Moscow, Russia, November 26th

Don't miss the CFP deadline which is September 26th!
ScalaConf.ru

RELEASES

Slinky 0.6.2

With official Scala 2.13 support and lots of developer experience improvements, such as a new API for conditional attributes!
Slinky contributors
ultron.g8

A ZIO + http4s + Circe + Quill + Tapir giter8 template.
ultron contributors
Dotty 0.17.0-RC1

New implicit scoping rules and more!
Dotty contributors
Mr. Boilerplate

Generate some common boilerplate with this nice tool.
David Barri (@japgolly)

VARIA

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