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September 22nd, 2023, ISSUE 499

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State of Scala 2023 by ScalaCenter and VirtusLab

Let us know how you are using Scala, and what the Scala team should work on next! Every vote counts :)
VirtusLab (@VirtusLab)
JDK 21 LTS - All Features Explained!

JDK 21 - the latest Long Term Support release was just released! In this video all 15 new features are explained from the perspective of a Scala developer.
Vladyslav Pekker (@DevInsideYou)
Play 2.9.x and beyond - how Play deals with Akka's License Change

The next major release of Play, will be based on Pekko!
Play Framework (@playframework)
The Scala Center Fundraising Campaign

The non-profit Scala foundation, Scala Center, is launching a fundraising campaign to support its work in 2024 and beyond!
Anatolii Kmetiuk (@AKmetyuk)
So, What's So Special About The Mill Scala Build Tool?

A companion to the ScalaDays 2023 talk
Li Haoyi (@li_haoyi)
Kyo: Toolkit for Scala Development

An upcoming effect system that sparked the interest of many: thanks to the docs, you can quickly get up to speed with the basic concepts.
Flavio Brasil (@flaviowbrasil)
Scala as a Junior Developer

Why choose Scala as a junior developer, and how to approach the learning process?
Daniel Ciocîrlan (@rockthejvm)

EVENTS

10% discount for Learn Scala 3 Metaprogramming with John A. De Goes, Oct 23rd - 27th

In this course, developers will obtain a systematic and incremental introduction to building their own macros using Scala 3 metaprogramming. Covering trees and expressions, inlines and givens, quoting and splicing, and deriving, developers coming out of this course will be able to implement their own Scala 3 macros with confidence. Use our link for a 10% discount for Scala Times readers!
John A. De Goes (@jdegoes)
10% discount for Functional Scala, Nov 30th - Dec 1st, London

Use code ScalaTimesFS2023 and get our exclusive discount!
Ziverge (@zivergetech)
LambdaConf 2024, May 4th-10th, Estes Park, Colorado

Get ready!
LambdaConf (@lambda_conf)

RELEASES

Spark Release 3.5.0


Apache Spark (@ApacheSpark)
Release v0.8.0-RC1 · scalalandio/chimney

Scala 3 support is coming up!
Mateusz Kubuszok (@MateuszKubuszok)





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