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April 29th, 2021, ISSUE 376

READING

Cats Effect 3 - Introduction to Fibers

Learn all about the fundamental concept that powers your effects.
Daniel Ciocîrlan (@rockthejvm)
Bintray to JFrog Artifactory migration status and sbt 1.5.1

There's now a cloud-hosted Artifactory instance licensed to Scala Center, and fully sponsored by JFrog. Let's call this "Artsy" in this post instead of the Artifactory instance. With the release of sbt 1.5.1, I think we can say that the migration is done.
Eugene Yokota (@eed3si9n)
Anomaly / outlier detection using isolation forest in Scala

This article is describing the journey of implementing the unsupervised learning algorithm isolation forest for anomaly / outlier detection from scratch.
Kristof Slechten (@KristofSl)
Comparing Concurrent Programming Alternatives

This article is a rewrite of a blogpost about calculating π concurrently using Scala’s Future and that was published in 2014. Two major changes that are introduced are: discuss alternative implementations based on Akka Streams, and use Scala 3 instead of Scala 2 and utilise the existing Akka 2.6.14 library that was compiled with Scala 2 in a transparant fashion.
Eric Loots (@lootser)
MiniQuill

I put together a miniature ~270 line implementation of Dotty-Quill that is a good reference for learning and benchmarking (based on my work with the ScQuilL group). Feel free to have a look.
Alexander Ioffe (@deusaquilus)
Scala 3: Safer Pattern Matching with Matchable

Late in the Scala 3 development process, a new type scala.Matchable was introduced to fix a loophole in pattern matching. This post discusses that loophole, how Matchable fixes it, and implications of this change.
Dean Wampler (@deanwampler)
TASTY way of (re)writing macros in Scala 3

The aim of this blog post is to serve as a manual on efficiently using and navigating through Quotes API (which is the core of metaprogramming), rather than being a migration guide for macros or Scala projects in general.
Kacper Korban (@KacperKorban)
Programming in Scala, Fifth Edition

PrePrint PDF update of Programming in Scala is now available. Use code SCALATIMESAPRILPINS5 for 15% off. Offer expires 4/30/2021.
Artima, Inc. (@ArtimaInc)
Top Link of March: Scala is a Maintenance Nightmare

Before we switch to the next month, let's take a look at the previous month, and its shiniest higlight!
Matthew Powers (@neapowers)

VIDEOS

Cats Effect 3: Racing IOs (and Fibers)

How to race two IOs and get the result of the winner, how to listen for a fiber cancellation, how to implement the timeout pattern, and how to race two IOs without cancellation with racePair.
Daniel Ciocîrlan (@rockthejvm)
Scala Crash Course by a Scala veteran (with some JavaScript flavor)

Learn Scala in one video from a 10+ years Scala veteran.
DevInsideYou (@DevInsideYou)

EVENTS

Practical Functional Programming with Typescript workshop, May 5th - 7th

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Matechs, Ziverge
ScalaCon, May 18th - 21st. and Nov. 2nd - 5th

Brought to you by ScalaDays and Scala eXchange, ScalaCon is a series of virtual conferences designed to bring the Scala community closer together.
ScalaCon (@scalacon)
Functional Scala, Dec 2nd

Functional Scala 2021 returns for another year of great talks, familiar and fresh spaces, and positive energy around the power of functional Scala for delivering compelling solutions to the toughest technology problems. Use promo code SCALATIMES10 for a discount for our readers!
Functional Scala (@FunScala2021)

RELEASES

quicklens 1.7.0

Now with Scala 3 support!
quicklens contributors





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