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December 27th, 2018, ISSUE 254

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Cats Ecosystem Community Survey 2018

We'd love to learn about your experience with the Cats ecosystem. It will help us plan for the coming 2019.
Cats contributors
Scala Developer Suvey Results 2018

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Minutes of the 11th meeting of the Scala Center, Q4 2018

Read all the details about discussions on proposals and other news.
Scala Center (@scala_lang)
Software as a Reflection of Values With Bryan Cantrill

Bryan Cantrill talks about why those using Scala or FreeBSD or other less common software stacks have probably thought deeper about what they value and what the project they are building needs.
Adam Bell (@corecursive)
Dotty: An Alternative to Implicits

The debate has evolved a lot over the past month or so, and has received a lot of discussion  -  if you want to understand how it got to its current state, it’s worth reading that discussion.
Mark "Justin" Waks (@jducoeur)
Abstract Class in Scala

A drill-down into the subject. When to Use Abstract Class Over Trait? What Can’t Be Done With an Abstract Class? How to ensure interoperability with Java?
Senthil Nayagan (@SenthilNayagan)
A survival guide to the Either monad in Scala

Find out how to squeeze all you can from the Either type!
Luca Florio (@elleFlorio)
Scalatra3: The best for Scala on Servlet

Nowadays, we have a number of modern web frameworks like Play, Finagle, Akka-HTTP or http4s for Scala, and all of them based on non-blocking I/O. From my experience, Scala on Servlet is still necessary in some situation.
Naoki Takezoe (@takezoen)
(a little bit of) Scala in 6 minutes

A short introduction depicting how Scala fits into the spectrum of programming paradigms.
Grazietta Hof (@lemonadegrace)
Building Scalable Analytics with AWS — Part I

In this post I'm gonna be talking about my personal experience on a medium size big data project and the road to put an analytics environment that can persist in time in production.
Tomas Duhourq

PRESENTATIONS

Droidspeak: A DSL for constructing binary decision trees in a friendly way

Inside you’ll find a delicious selection of topics, including: algebras, interpreters, DSLs, compiler enhancements, entire custom languages, avoiding string typing, and deep learning.
Team Underscore (@underscoreio)
Homegrown Scala Collections - Part 18 - Continuation Passing Style

In this video we will learn about a programming style in which control is passed in the form of a continuation instead of using stack frames.
DevInsideYou (@DevInsideYou)

EVENTS

Scalar, Warsaw, Poland April 5-6, 2019

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Lambda Days, Kraków, Poland, February 21-22, 2019

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