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March 28th, 2024, ISSUE 525

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Scams in the Scala Community update

We recently wrote about a wave of employment scams in the Scala community. We write this blog post to update the community on the progress, raise awareness, share the learnings, actions we are taking, and steps you could take if you are a victim of such a scam.
Scala Center (@scala_lang)
Caprese Alternative

In order to provide a new avenue for Kyo's evolution that mitigates risk, the goal of this ticket is to provide a research compiler plugin to enable seamless direct syntax. The plugin should be generic and reusable with other effect systems as an alternative to Caprese.
Flavio Brasil (@flaviowbrasil)
Why we bet on Scala at SwissBorg

In this article, we want to share our journey with Scala, highlighting the challenges we encountered, the solutions we crafted, and debunking some common myths about Scala based on our experiences.
Voytek Pituła (@Krever01)
Capture Checking in Scala 3.4

Capture checking is one of experimental features, but in Scala 3.4 it was made available to anyone who merely imports language.experimental.captureChecking, opening it up to usage for anyone who is using Scala 3.4.
Mark Hammons (@MarkHammons)
Why Effects libs?

An interesting discussion on Reddit.
Benchmarking Tapir: Part 3 (Loom)

Wrapping up with some experiments on the tapir-netty-loom and tapir-nima servers.
Krzysztof Ciesielski (@kpciesielski)

VIDEOS

Generative Art in Scala, No AI Required

This video is a demo of particle physics-based algorithmic art in Scala, rendered on an HTML canvas by Scala.js. You'll get some cool effects (artistic, maybe?) that would be hard to describe to an AI.
Daniel Ciocîrlan (@rockthejvm)
Scalar Conference 2024 Day1

A sneak peek into the first day of this remarkable event.
Scalar Conference (@scalarconf)
Helenus v1.5 Akka Pekko API Demo Session

Helenus is collection of Scala utilities for Apache Cassandra. Its goal is to make interacting with Cassandra easier, in a type-safe manner, while trying to avoid introducing a complex API.
Gustavo De Micheli (@nMoncho)

EVENTS

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

Get ready!
LambdaConf (@lambda_conf)
ScalaMatsuri, June 7th-9th, Tokyo, Japan

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





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