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January 11th, 2024, ISSUE 514

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Kotlin from Scala perspective: Advent Of Code 2023

This year, I decided to participate in Advent Of Code. The goal was simple: evaluate how much pain (or pleasure) a seasoned Scala developer would feel if they switched to Kotlin.
Voytek Pituła (@Krever01)
Partially applied functions and currying

The article explains partially applied functions and a special version of it, known as currying. It stresses on how we can convert ordinary functions to specialised and reusable functions. The article further explains how the reusable functions can be used to compose new functions.
Nihal Kashyap
GraphQL in Scala: Advanced Schema Generation

Exploring various techniques for customizing schemas with Caliban.
Pierre Ricadat (@ghostdogpr)
Async File IO

In this article, learn about low-level Java/Scala async file IO: How AsynchronousFileChannel works, where does the IO operation take place, and the implications of OS write buffers.
Carlos Teixeira
Update NextDNS with a Scala CLI script

A Scala script that updates the NextDNS configuration with overrides for the internal resources that I care about, as NextDNS has an HTTP API that I can use.
Alexandru Nedelcu (@alexelcu)
Some Proposed Changes for Better Support of Type Classes

This note shows that with some fairly small and reasonable tweaks to Scala's syntax and typing rules we can obtain a much better scheme for working with type classes, or do generic programming in general.
Martin Odersky (@Odersky)
Python/ScalaPy

ScalaPy is a library that allows you to access the Python interpreter from Scala code. It boasts a simple API, automatic conversion between Scala and Python types, and optional static typing. It makes it possible to integrate Python libraries into Scala CLI projects.
VirtusLab (@VirtusLab)
Scala's Future

I’m confident Scala 3 will give us new opportunities to learn, grow and build.
Alexandru Nedelcu (@alexelcu)
Integration testing with Weaver and Localstack

In this post we’ll explore how to manage your Localstack resources for E2E tests using Testcontainers, Cats-effect Resource and Weaver.
Michał Pawlik

VIDEOS

The State of IntelliJ Scala Plugin

This talk provides an overview of IntelliJ Scala Plugin’s features, especially those that we’ve worked on over the last few years, our road to Scala 3 support, and some of the latest developments in IntelliJ IDEA. We’ll discuss how best to use these features and how they can improve your productivity without being too much of a mental burden.
Maciej Gorywoda (@makingthematrix)

EVENTS

Scala IO 2024, Feb 15th-16th, Nantes, France

Save the date!
ScalaIO (@ScalaIO_FR)
Scalar 2024: Last days of CFP!

Call for Papers is OPEN, send your talk proposals before Jan 14th! Previous speaking experience is not required. Join the most wanted Scala conference in Central Europe.
Scalar Conference (@scalarconf)
LambdaConf 2024, May 4th-10th, Estes Park, Colorado

Get ready!
LambdaConf (@lambda_conf)
ScalaMatsuri 2024 CFP, June 7th-9th, Tokyo, Japan

The CFP will close at February 24, 2024 (Saturday) at 23:59.
ScalaMatsuri (@ScalaMatsuri)

RELEASES

chimney 0.8.5

Added quality of life utilities for partial.Result.
chimney contributors





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