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April 25th, 2024, ISSUE 529

READING

Jacek Kunicki - My Scala Story

Jacek Kunicki is a Senior Software Engineer, conference speaker, and SoftwareMill Academy lead.
Jacek Kunicki (@rucek)
Kalix tutorial: Building invoice application

This article will build a simple invoice application using Kalix, to check out its features and concepts.
Bartosz Budnik
Safe direct-style Scala: Ox 0.1.0 released

After a couple of months spent in an experimental phase and several iterations around the design of structured concurrency scopes and error handling, we are pleased to announce the 0.1.0 release of the Ox project.
Adam Warski (@adamwarski)

EVENTS

LambdaConf, May 4th-10th, Estes Park, Colorado

Get ready!
LambdaConf (@lambda_conf)
LambdaConf - The Grand Hackathon Finale, May 10th

The Hackathon provides an opportunity to put the theories and concepts from LambdaConf into immediate practice. It's an interactive arena for trying out new ideas, testing them, and producing innovative solutions.
LambdaConf (@lambda_conf)
ScalaMatsuri, June 7th-9th, Tokyo, Japan

The largest international Scala conference in Asia.
ScalaMatsuri (@ScalaMatsuri)

VIDEOS

Scalar Conference 2024 Summary

A summary and highlights of the best edition of our conference yet!
SoftwareMill (@softwaremill)
Martin Odersky SCALA HAS TURNED 20

An exciting journey exploring the Scala programming language's evolution over the past two decades by Martin Odersky - the inventor of the Scala language.
Martin Odersky (@Odersky)

RELEASES

Chimney 1.0.0-RC1

This release candidate contains all the functionality intended for 1.0.0 launch. Please help us testing it for bugs. If no bugs - requiring changes to API and breaking binary/source compatibility - are found, Chimney 1.0.0 is planned to be released at 23.05.2024.
Chimney contributors





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