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December 10th, 2020, ISSUE 356

READING

Scala 3 Developers' Survey

The survey is for all developers, whether you’re a professional, a hobbyist, or a student who code in Scala. Share your experience and expectations, and win an Amazon Gift card!
SoftwareMill (@softwaremill)
Tapir vs Endpoints4s

The battle of the endpoints definition!
Adrian Juszczak (@Juszczak_A)
Opaque Type Aliases and Open Classes

In this post, I begin a tour of many of the changes to Scala’s type system in Scala 3.
Dean Wampler (@deanwampler)
Akka Platform Guide

The tutorials in this guide show end-to-end use-cases implemented in Akka with the Reactive principles in mind. The tutorials go through implementing a system step-by-step to illustrate how the Akka APIs apply together.
Akka Team (@akkateam)
Type classes with Scala 2

This is the companion blog for a Functional Justin video. This is a series of coffee-break sized videos that each explore a topic in the world of Scala Functional Programming.
Justin Heyes-Jones (@justinhj)

VIDEOS

Programming with Functions #1

Learn what are the benefits of functional approach.
Maciek Gorywoda (@makingthematrix)

EVENTS

Scala Love CFP

Scala Love takes place on February 13th, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM Central European Time (12:00 AM Midnight to 2:00 PM Pacific Standart Time). We are going to have two tracks: one for speakers based in Europe/Asia and one for speakers based in America! CFP closes at January 10, 2021 23:59 UTC January 11, 2021 00:59 CEST (Local)
Scala Love (@scala_love)
Functional Scala Megapack (3 workshops)

Functional Design + Functional Data Modeling + Scala 3 for Scala 2 developers. Use our special link to get a 15% discount!
John A De Goes (@jdegoes)

RELEASES

wire-signals

A small and effective event-handling library for Scala.
Maciek Gorywoda (@makingthematrix)
scalajs-react 1.7.7

This entire release is new features around AsyncCallback.
scalajs-react contributors (@scalajs-react contributors)





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