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July 5th, 2024, ISSUE 539


YAML as a valid Scala 3 code

Yes, it's possible!
Ionut G. Stan
ExecutionContext.parasitic and Friends

There's a lot of confusion around execution contexts and how they work in Scala. The description in Futures and Promises does a good job of explaining the concept of how Futures work, but does not explain what the difference is between ExecutionContext.global, ExecutionContext.parasitic, and ExecutionContext.opportunistic, and where and when you would want to use these.
Will Sargent (@will_sargent)


ScalaBridge London @ SiriusXM!, Jul 18th

The final event of our summer term is hosted by SiriusXM! ScalaBridge London is a community run group for learning and improving at programming. We always run material for new programmers and each term we choose a new topic for more experienced developers. This term that topic is Cats Effects.
ScalaBridge (@ScalaBridge)
Building Better Open Source with John A. De Goes, every Fri until September 2nd, Online event

Want to learn how open source software is made, or maybe get some help improving existing OSS? Then mark your calendars for Friday, the next Zymposium, 12 noon - 1pm Eastern Time.
Scala Portugal
Lambda World. Oct 2nd - 4th, Cadiz, Spain

Don't miss he largest Functional programming event in South Europe!
Lambda World (@lambda_world)


Faster and less mysterious sbt builds with Develocity

Introduction of the Develocity tool for sbt.
Iulian Dragos (@jaguarul)
Heroes of Ziverge: Jorge Vásquez (Senior Software Engineer at Ziverge)

In this episode, we interview Jorge Vásquez, one of Ziverge's key engineering talents. Dive deep into Jorge's personal story, from his early days in tech to his current role at Ziverge as a Senior Software Engineer. Learn about his unique perspectives on programming and his thoughts on the evolving field of engineering. Jorge shares invaluable insights, career advice, and his predictions for the future of technology. Don't miss this opportunity to gain wisdom from one of the industry's rising stars!
Jorge Vasquez (@jorvasquez2301)
Contribute to Metals like Kasper Kondzielski - Scala with Friends

Watch how Kasper made a contribution to the Scala 3 compiler and the Metals language server! In this episode, we also talk about the various tools/protocols involved in the process, as well as what the next steps in this area could be.
Kasper Kondzielski, Jakub Kozłowski (@kkondzielski)


Tapir 1.10.12

This and v1.10.11 together introduce: A lot of improvements for enums in codegen, new oneOfVariantSingletonMatcher, plus some other fixes and dependency updates.
Tapir contributors
chimney 1.2.0

chimney-java-collections module now contains conversions for Scala to/from Java primitives. Also: bidirectional conversions, renaming the subtype in sealed/enum conversions, enabling default values only for a specific type, and more!
Chimney contributors
caliban 2.8.0

This release brings a long-awaited feature: @oneOf inputs. There's also possibility to easily use tapir with impure effects such as Ox. The release also includes a few breaking changes that should impact a very low amount of users.
Caliban contributors

  1. Scala Times Issue #541

    Tapir documentation improvements. Checked exceptions: fixed!. Use cases for Scala. ScalaWAW #33 - beach party! Jul 25th. Lambda World. Oct 2nd - 4th, Cadiz, Spain.

  2. Scala Times Issue #540

    PureConfig with Scala 3 - Tutorial. Developer Experience in Open Source Software. "Learn Functional Programming The Fast Way!" PDF is free. ScalaBridge London @ SiriusXM!, Jul 18th. ScalaWAW #33 - beach party! Jul 25th.

  3. Scala Times Issue #539

    YAML as a valid Scala 3 code. ExecutionContext.parasitic and Friends. ScalaBridge London @ SiriusXM!, Jul 18th. Lambda World. Oct 2nd - 4th, Cadiz, Spain. Faster and less mysterious sbt builds with Develocity.

  4. Scala Times Issue #538

    Make Impossible States Unrepresentable: Network Edition!. Ten things I like about Scala 3. Compiling Bad Code. The ZIO 2 “mental model”. JetBrains course: Functional Programming in Scala.

  5. Scala Times Issue #537

    A Logic Circuit Simulator with Cats-Actors. Magda Stożek - My Scala Story. Lambda World. Oct 2nd - 4th, Cadiz, Spain. ScalaBridge London Jun 20th, 2024. Armored type safety with Iron.

  6. Scala Times Issue #536

    Scala 3 improvements in Metals (and hopefully, IntelliJ IDEA). Purify Your Tests III: Lean, Mean Testing Machine. 12 years of the com.lihaoyi Scala Platform. Scala Is Not Going Anywhere. OpenTelemetry With Scala Futures.

  7. Scala Times Issue #535

    GraphQL in Scala: Role-Based Access Control. WebSocket chat using structured concurrency, Ox & Tapir. Tapir tutorials, part 1. Scala 2.13 LTS planning. A Sighting of filterA in Typelevel Rite of Passage.

  8. Scala Times Issue #534

    Lagom is approaching end of life: possible migration paths. WebSockets in Scala, Part 2: Integrating Redis and PostgreSQL. Scala service combined with PostgreSQL, Flyway, Doobie, Ciris, IO(Cats Effects), Http4s…. Akka 24.05: More Security. More Performance. More Efficiency.. Forking and Interruption in ZIO.

  9. Scala Times Issue #533

    Apache Pekko becomes a Top-Level Project. Scala Meetup at Evolution. Purify Your Tests: 2 Parametric, 2 Declarative. Introducing TARP Stack – Tapir, React and PostgreSQL. IO effect tracking using Ox.

  10. Scala Times Issue #532

    Duchess at Scala.io. Purify Your Tests. Tuning ZIO for high performance. JetBrains Joins the Scala Center Advisory Board!. Introducing com-lihaoyi Issue Bounties.

  11. Scala Times Issue #531

    Que es un Higher-Kinded Type de Scala?. ScalaMatsuri, June 7th-9th, Tokyo, Japan. Custom-compile errors with a venegance. Data Engineering at Netflix using Apache Spark and Flink.

  12. Scala Times Issue #530

    Direct-style Effects Explained. How to build AI apps with Scala 3 & Besom. Spec-first and code-first, hand in hand. ScalaMatsuri, June 7th-9th, Tokyo, Japan. Direct Style Scala Stack - An Experiment.

  13. Scala Times Issue #529

    Jacek Kunicki - My Scala Story. Kalix tutorial: Building invoice application. Safe direct-style Scala: Ox 0.1.0 released. LambdaConf, May 4th-10th, Estes Park, Colorado. LambdaConf - The Grand Hackathon Finale, May 10th.

  14. Scala Times Issue #528

    Lean Scala: Reddit discussion. Learn Functional Programming The Fast Way!. Caliban on Tailcalls's GraphQL benchmarks. LambdaConf, May 4th-10th, Estes Park, Colorado. LambdaConf - The Grand Hackathon Finale, May 10th.

  15. Scala Times Issue #527

    How implicits are useful . ScalaWAW #32, Apr 18th, Warsaw. LambdaConf, May 4th-10th, Estes Park, Colorado. LambdaConf - The Grand Hackathon Finale, May 10th. ScalaMatsuri, June 7th-9th, Tokyo, Japan.

  16. Scala Times Issue #526

    Announcing the Scala Ambassadors initiative. Supporting high-performance response streaming in Shardcake. IntelliJ Scala Plugin 2024.1 Is Out!. LambdaConf, May 4th-10th, Estes Park, Colorado. ScalaMatsuri, June 7th-9th, Tokyo, Japan.

  17. Scala Times Issue #525

    Scams in the Scala Community update. Why we bet on Scala at SwissBorg. Capture Checking in Scala 3.4. Why Effects libs? . Benchmarking Tapir: Part 3 (Loom).

  18. Scala Times Issue #524

    Tapir dropping Scala 2.12 support. Scala 3 Roadmap for 2024. Leveraging sbt remote caching on a big modular monolith. Krzysztof Ciesielski - My Scala Story. The Montréal Effect: Why Programming Languages Need a Style Czar.

  19. Scala Times Issue #523

    Zainab Ali - My Scala Story. Handling errors in direct-style Scala. Scala 3.3.2 post-mortem analysis. Distributed Context Propagation with otel4s. Pre-SIP: Improve Syntax for Context Bounds and Givens.

  20. Scala Times Issue #522

    The Functional Programming in Scala Course Is Out!. Shipping your code to cloud with Scala, Besom and Pulumi. Flavors of shared state in Cats Effect. Pekko Akka Compatibility. Benchmarking Tapir: Part 2.

  21. Scala Times Issue #521

    What to do with your End Of Life Akka?. Introducing Playwright-jsEnv for unit testing in scala-js environments. The holy graal of GitHub Actions. Gabriel Volpe - My Scala Story. Game development in Scala.js with David Smith.

  22. Scala Times Issue #520

    My team built and productionized a custom rate limiter in Scala. Benchmarking Tapir: Part 1. WebSockets in Http4s. Improving my Distributed System with Scala 3 (Part 2). Tomas Mikula - My Scala Story.

  23. Scala Times Issue #519

    Debugging session #1: zio-logging & quill. Scala Developer Advocate open hours - AMA . Better Shell Scripting with Scala-CLI. C-style for loops in Scala 3. Paweł Marks - My Scala Story.

  24. Scala Times Issue #518

    Scala Center Roadmap for 2024. Maciej Gorywoda - My Scala Story. Vladyslav Pekker - My Scala Story. Nicolas Rinaudo - My Scala Story. Adam Warski - My Scala Story.

  25. Scala Times Issue #517

    #1BRC in Scala & Scala-Native. Errors happen. Can we get rid of them using ZIO Test?. Scala IO, Feb 15th-16th, Nantes, France. Functional stream processing workshop before Scalar, Mar 20th, Warsaw, Poland. Scalar, March 21st - 22nd, Warsaw, Poland.

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