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January 4th, 2024, ISSUE 513

READING

Scala 2 Macro Tutorial

Scala’s macro syntax and APIs can be different from version to version. Especially it’s almost completely redesigned in Scala 3. This article only targets Scala 2 and I’ve only tested the examples on Scala 2.13.
Bin Wang (@Bingo_Wang)
A Beginner's Guide to GraphQL in Scala

Crafting a simple GraphQL API using Scala and Caliban.
Pierre Ricadat (@ghostdogpr)
Writing modular application using the Kyo library

To see this library in action and to get us familiarized with it, we will implement a Tic-Tac-Toe game based on a previous ebook I’ve written for the Scalac blog, where the implementation was ZIO-based.
Jorge Vásquez (@jorvasquez2301)

VIDEOS

What Can Scala Learn from Rust?

In this talk, the author of ZIO explores the evolving landscape of programming languages, with a focus on Scala and Rust. He discusses Scala's journey, its position amidst emerging languages like Rust, and the impact of Scala 3 on functional programming. John reflects on some of his recent experiences with the Rust programming language, pinpointing what Scala can adopt from Rust's strengths and weaknesses to enhance its own ecosystem.
John A. De Goes (@jdegoes)

EVENTS

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

Save the date!
ScalaIO (@ScalaIO_FR)
Scalar 2024: Last days of early bird tickets!

Get your early bird ticket before Sunday! 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

iron 2.4.0

This release adds support for several libraries (Doobie, Skunk, uPickle, Decline) and other minor features.
iron contributors
Sharaf

A minimalistic Scala 3 web framework.
Sakib Hadžiavdić (@sake_92)
Pekko Persistence R2DBC


Pekko contributors
scalasql

Query SQL databases from Scala via concise, type-safe, and familiar case classes and collection operations.
Li Haoyi (@li_haoyi)





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