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October 4th, 2018, ISSUE 242

READING

Fury

A new dependency management and build tool, now in private beta.
Jon Pretty (@propensive)
super shell for sbt

The idea is to take over the bottom n lines of the termnial, and display the current tasks in progress.
Eugene Yokota (@eed3si9n)
Using Monix with Kafka, Avro and Schema Registry

In this brief tech article, I'll show how to add a serializer, deserializer to monix-kafka to work with Confluent's schema registry.
Jendrik Poloczek (@madewithtea)
Scala is now on Apache License Version 2.0

All copyright details have been finally updated.
Just Enough Scala for Spark Programmers

Scala has a reputation for being a difficult language to learn and that scares some developers away from Spark. This guide covers the Scala language features needed for Spark programmers.
Giter8 Scala Microservice template

Once you start writing similar services in Scala with SBT, you find that you are doing a lot of copy-paste work from your previously written project. At this point, your own Giter8 SBT template might be a good thing to create.
Alexey Novakov (@alexey_novakov)

PRESENTATIONS

Homegrown Scala Collections - Part 7 - Parametric Polymorphism aka Generics

In this video we will test the waters of generic programming - a type theory concept relevant for the realm of statically typed languages such as Scala. Parametric Polymorphism (aka Generics) makes a statically typed language more expressive without sacrificing type safety.
DevInsideYou (@DevInsideYou)

EVENTS

Lambda World Cádiz, Spain, October 25th - 26th, 2018

Use promo code STLW18 for Scala Times readers to get 10% discount!
47 degrees (@47deg)
Win tickets and a return flight to Scale By The Bay, San Fracisco

All you have to do is refer a Scala friend! Simply enter for the opportunity to be at Scale by the Bay by emailing us!
Signify Technology (@Signify_Tech)
Scala in the City, October 18th, London

This meetup will feature talks by Hubert Behaghel and John De Goes, feel welcome to join the meetup at the Sky offices.
Signify Technology (@Signify_Tech)
Tech Triveni, New Delhi, India, November 18th, 2018

Use code TechTriveni10 for a 10% discount for Scala Times readers!
Knoldus Inc. (@Knolspeak)

RELEASES

Metals v0.1.0

Based on conversations with many Scala developers over the past year, there is demand for a code navigation solution that Just Workstm with any editor, in any build tool, and Scala 2.11+.
kamon-monix

Kamon Monix module provides bytecode instrumentation to gather metrics and perform automatic Context propagation on your behalf.
Bogdan Roman
Alpakka 1.0-M1

On this Road to Alpakka 1.0 we are deliberately making a lot of non-compatible API changes to many connectors. From version 1.0 Alpakka will stay binary-compatible between minor releases.
Alpakka contributors
SwayDB

SwayDB is a type-safe & non-blocking key-value storage library for single/multiple disks and in-memory storage.
swaydb contributors
travesty 0.9.1

Generate graphical/text diagrams and Tinkerpop3 graphs to visualize Akka Streams. Version 0.9.1 is a bugfix release.
Travesty contributors
Scala 2.12.7

Numerous compiler performance improvements, Improved Java 9+ support and more!
Scala contributors
Slinky 0.5.0

Slinky is a framework for writing React and React Native applications in Scala with an API that mirrors JavaScript and a fantastic developer experience.
Shadaj Laddad (@ShadajL)

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