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March 14th, 2024, ISSUE 523

READING

Zainab Ali - My Scala Story

A functional programmer, educator, open source contributor and organizer of the London Scala User Group. She is a maintainer of fs2 and the original author of its reactive streams component. For the past five years, she’s helped developers master the art of functional programming in Scala.
Zainab Ali (@_zainabali_)
Handling errors in direct-style Scala

Let's explore the possibilities of elegant error handling in Scala direct style and Ox.
Adam Warski (@adamwarski)
Scala 3.3.2 post-mortem analysis

Last week, we announced the release of Scala 3.4.0 and 3.3.3. The announcement mentioned that we had to skip 3.3.2 due to a bug breaking our forward binary compatibility guarantees in a patch release. In this post, we take a closer look at what happened, why it slipped through our existing testing processes, and what steps we are taking so that it does not happen again in the future.
Sébastien Doeraene (@sjrdoeraene)
Distributed Context Propagation with otel4s

In this blog post we will create a mock distributed application and instrument it with distributed tracing using otel4s. This application will be made up of a http server, a gRPC server, the Kafka message broker and multiple data stores. By doing this we will show how we can trace one logical request across multiple network boundaries, and how this can be used for debugging and performance optimization.
Matt Langsenkamp
Pre-SIP: Improve Syntax for Context Bounds and Givens

It contains new syntax that supersedes some existing syntax that was introduced in 3.0, so it’s better to make the change at a time when not that much code using the new syntax is written yet. By contrast the other two areas maybe quite as important but less urgent. The set of changes proposed here are valuable to have, even if the other two areas are not, or not yet, accepted.
Martin Odersky (@Odersky)
Essential Effects book updated to Cats Effect 3

Check out the freshly updated book!
Adam Rosien (@arosien)
Two-phase consensus with functional Scala

Use the endless-transaction library to achieve consistency in microservices with distributed transactions and a flexible two-phase commit protocol.
Jonas Chapuis (@JonasChapuis)
Deriving the Elm Architecture

Indigo and Tyrian are both based on flavours of the Elm architecture; But why that architecture pattern, and how does it work? In this post, we define some desired principles of how we'd like to program a Graphical User Interface (GUI), and watch the Elm architecture's API inevitably emerge.
Dave Smith (@davidjamessmith)
Implementing a REST service using the ZIO-HTTP high-level EndPoints API

The implementation of this REST service uses ZIO HTTP, a Scala library used for building HTTP servers and clients in a purely functional way, and REDIS, an in-memory data structure store used to implement a cache to speed up the response for an organization previously requested.
Americo Vargas (@AVargasVillazon)

VIDEOS

Foundations of Functional Programming in Scala

The entire course playlist now available for free.
Julien Truffaut (@JulienTruffaut)
NEOTYPE

A high speed tour.
Kit Langton (@kitlangton)
Releasing Kyo: When Performance Meets Elegance In Scala by Flavio Brasil

In this presentation, Flavio introduces Kyo, a next-gen effect system for Scala, offering a fresh approach with algebraic effects. Kyo stands out by avoiding complex Category Theory and cryptic symbols, making development intuitive yet robust. It extends ZIO's effect rotation for greater flexibility and simpler design, also featuring direct syntax and a wide range of built-in effects. Dive into the unveiling of Kyo, its design philosophy, and performance benchmarks.
Flavio Brasil (@flaviowbrasil)
Discover SwissBorg

Voytek Pituła, a Staff Software Engineer at SwissBorg, joins us to shed light on their journey and the role Scala plays in their success.
Voytek Pituła (@Krever01)

EVENTS

Save 10% on a BUNDLE offer: Scalar ticket + Functional stream processing workshop with Zainab Ali

Elevate your Scalar experience with a special offer exclusive to Scala Times subscribers. Use the code: ScalaTimes10 to unlock a 10% discount on a bundle that includes a regular Scalar ticket and a hands-on workshop. Supercharge your streams with cats-effect and fs2 and make your Scalar experience truly unforgettable.
Zainab Ali (@_zainabali_)
Save 10% on a BUNDLE offer: Scalar ticket + Full-stack Scala 3 workshop with Daniel Ciocîrlan

Elevate your Scalar experience with a special offer exclusive to Scala Times subscribers. Use the code: ScalaTimes10 to unlock a 10% discount on a bundle that includes a regular Scalar ticket and a hands-on workshop. Learn full stack Scala 3 with ZIO and friends, and make your Scalar experience truly unforgettable.
Daniel Ciocîrlan (@rockthejvm)
Save 10% on a Scalar ticket

Last chance to join Scalar! Use the code: ScalaTimes10 to unlock a 10% discount on a regular Scalar ticket. During the conference: 25 awesome talks on FP, Scala, use-cases, data science, Native, JS, and more; celebrating 20 years of Scala at the community party!.
Scalar Conference (@scalarconf)
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)

RELEASES

Jar Jar Abrams 1.14.0 and sbt-assembly 2.2.0

Jar Jar Abrams is an experimental extension to Jar Jar Links, intended to shade Scala libraries.





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