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November 9th, 2023, ISSUE 505

READING

Getting started with ZIO, part 3

Welcome to the last part of the "Getting started with ZIO" series, where we will focus on writing tests for our streaming application.
Jakub Cichy
Laminar & Scala.js Full Stack Demo & More

A full stack Laminar & Scala.js showcase, made some useful Vite plugins on the way, and more. Laminar is a Scala.js library for building web application interfaces and managing UI state.
Nikita Gazarov (@raquo)
Harness the power of Web Components with Scala and Laminar

Web Components are a technology enabling one to extend the native “components” (buttons, forms…) by creating new ones, as powerful as one can hope for.
Antoine Doeraene (@doe_antoine)
Rendezvous Benchmark Analysis: When Threads (Don't) Meet

I recently came across a blog post by Adam Warski where he explores the performance limits of Loom when compared to Kotlin's coroutines. I reimplemented the benchmark in a project I've been working on called Kyo.
Flavio Brasil (@flaviowbrasil)
How scala-cli Shines in Automation

For us, scala-cli was love at first sight, since we were able to start scripting, solving various ad-hoc business tasks, that were hard to tackle outside of service/project code, just using the libraries and the language we are used to. In practice, it presented us with a productivity boost and opened the doors to creative thinking to solve issues we had, like the automations discussed above.
Tiago Mota (@TiagoMota09)

VIDEOS

Diamond Architecture - How to build HUMONGOUS Apps FAST! - Part 5 - Less Boilerplate Please

All architectures introduce some boilerplate and diamond architecture is no exception. There is a way to reduce some of the boilerplate though...
DevInsideYou (@DevInsideYou)
ADTs in Scala (Part 2: ADTs vs OO-Classes)

We look at the differences between classes and ADTs. We discuss: immutability, inheritance, public and private fields, methods, pattern matching.
Edmundo López Bóbeda

EVENTS

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Use code ScalaTimesFS2023 and get our exclusive discount!
Ziverge (@zivergetech)
Advanced Scala Workshop at Functional Scala, Nov 30th - Dec 1st, London

In this special 4-hour workshop from Scala expert John A. De Goes, you will learn more than just the basics of Scala, as you cover parametric polymorphism, higher-kinded types, implicits / givens, type class pattern, Any & Nothing, lambda types, and basic macros.
John A. De Goes (@jdegoes)
LambdaConf 2024, May 4th-10th, Estes Park, Colorado

Get ready!
LambdaConf (@lambda_conf)

RELEASES

Play 2.9.0

This release brings highly anticipated new features, including support for the latest Java LTS versions and Scala 3. It continues our commitment to making Play more modular, flexible, and secure.
Play contributors
Play 3.0.0

A parallel to Play 2.9, but uses Apache Pekko under the hood instead of Akka, and switches the groupId to org.playframework to emphasize that the project is now entirely community-driven and fully committed to Open Source.
Play contributors
fury

A blazing fast multi-language serialization framework powered by jit and zero-copy.
Fury Community (@fury_community)
periodic

A low-dependency Scala library providing a cached variable that self-updates periodically, and a periodic function runner.
David van Geest (@dvgica)
ScalaJS Calculator

An example app written in Scala.js and Tyrian, using make and scala-cli.
Attila Süli (@suliatis)





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