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December 13th, 2018, ISSUE 252

READING

The F-words: functor and friends

In this article, we discussed briefly some more common functors and related terms. We tried to figure out some intuitions and practical application.
Mateusz Kubuszok (@MateuszKubuszok)
Grafter  -  a take on yet another DI library

Learn about pros and cons of this interesting approach to dependency injection.
Michał Matłoka (@mmatloka)
Anatomy of a Scala quirk

Quick Scala quiz - what is the output of the following: List("a", "b", "c").toSet() + "d" Bonus: why?
Gabriele Petronella (@gabro27)
Creating Work Queues with Apache Kafka and Apache Pulsar

A common use case for using Kafka and Pulsar is to create work queues. The two technologies offer different implementations for accomplishing this use case. Read more.
Skills Matter (@skillsmatter)

PRESENTATIONS

Terminus - Cross Platform Terminal Emulator for Sublime Text

In this video we will set up and configure Terminus - an awesome cross platform terminal emulator for my favorite cross platform text editor - Sublime Text.
DevInsideYou (@DevInsideYou)

EVENTS

Scalar, Warsaw, Poland April 5-6, 2019

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SoftwareMill (@softwaremill)
Lambda Days, Kraków, Poland, February 21-22, 2019

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LambdaDays (@LambdaDays)
What are the experts keen to share at Scala eXchange London 2018

“A conference is more than just a series of talks. It's about community, friendship, and having fun. You can't replicate that by watching videos." - Noel Welsh on why he is speaking at ScalaX again this year. Check out what others amazing speakers are most looking forward to the conference! Read more.
Skills Matter (@skillsmatter)
ScalaX2gether Community Day 2018

Learn the basics of functional programming in #Scala at the ScalaBridge Coding Session during #ScalaX2gether! No previous programming experience is required. By the end of the day you'll have built doodles using Creative Scala and more. Register for FREE!
Skills Matter (@skillsmatter)

RELEASES

Scala 2.12.8 is now available!

This is the first Scala 2.12 release with the license changed to Apache v2.0.
Scala contributors
tapir

With tapir you can describe HTTP API endpoints as immutable Scala values. These can be then translated to server routes, client code or documentation.
Adam Warski (@adamwarski)
Alpakka Kafka 1.0-RC1

Support for Broker 2.1, new client API used, plus some bugfixes.
Alpakka Kafka contributors

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