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February 29th, 2024, ISSUE 521

READING

What to do with your End Of Life Akka?

Deciding what to do with EOL Akka 2.6.x in your project is not easy. It depends on a lot of factors, including your team skills, hiring plans, and past experiences. If you are using Play Framework, those topics may concern you as well.
Michał Matłoka (@mmatloka)
Introducing Playwright-jsEnv for unit testing in scala-js environments

This new Scala.js environment serves as a valuable companion, offering enhanced capabilities for unit testing while complementing the existing tools.
Kiran Kumar
The holy graal of GitHub Actions

In this post, let’s dig into how we automated GraalVM native image creation using GitHub Actions.
Eugene Yokota (@eed3si9n)
Gabriel Volpe - My Scala Story

Gabriel Volpe is a Software Engineer specialized in a functional programming.
Gabriel Volpe (@volpegabriel87)

VIDEOS

Game development in Scala.js with David Smith

David Smith and I discuss game development in Scala.js / Scala 3 using the game engine Indigo and the front end framework Tyrian.
Dave Smith, Julien Truffaut (@JulienTruffaut)

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Zainab Ali (@_zainabali_)
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Daniel Ciocîrlan (@rockthejvm)
Scalar, March 21st - 22nd, Warsaw, Poland

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Scalar Conference (@scalarconf)
LambdaConf, May 4th-10th, Estes Park, Colorado

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LambdaConf (@lambda_conf)
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RELEASES

Scala 2.13.13

Support binary integers, support Scala 3.4, support certain Java libraries compiled on JDK 21, for JDK 22 support, upgrade to ASM 9.6. Also, Scala 3 alignment updates and many more!
Scala contributors
Spark NLP 5.3.0

Introducing Llama-2 for CasualLM, M2M100 for Multilingual Translation, MPNet & DeBERTa Enhancements, New Document Similarity Features, Expanded ONNX & In-Memory Support, Updated Runtimes, Essential Bug Fixes, and More! · JohnSnowLabs/spark-nlp · GitHub
Spark NLP contributors
Scala Native 0.5.0-RC1

Added support for multithreading based on platform threads, support for targeting 32-bit architectures, initial source level debugging support, various changes to the build system. See “Build Integrator features” below., and many more improvements.
Scala Native contributors (@scala_native)
sbt 1.9.9

A bugfix release.
sbt contributors





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