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November 21st, 2019, ISSUE 301

READING

Functors  - From Category Theory into Cats

What is a Functor?
Krzysztof Grajek (@grajo)
Tour of Akka Typed: Cluster Sharding

Cluster Sharding in four steps.
Manuel Bernhardt (@elmanu)
Cloudflow - Easily develop, orchestrate, and operate distributed streaming applications on Kubernetes

Quickly develop, orchestrate, and operate distributed streaming applications on Kubernetes.
Lightbend (@lightbend)
The Future.await(s) for no one

A lesson learned from a production issue.
Idan Koch (@IdanKoch)
Service architecture in Scala

How to implement service architecture in Scala?
Leo Benkel (@LeoBenkel)
Streaming the last few minutes from Kafka using Akka Streams

How to utilise Akka Streams Kafka’s subscriptions to achieve streaming the last 5 minutes from a topic.
Marc Rooding (@MRooding)
prox part 1  -  type level programming in Scala

A Scala library for working with system processes.
Daniel Vigovszky (@dvigovszky)
"Functional Programming in Scala" and other great Manning books with a special discount!

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Manning Books (@manningbooks)

PRESENTATIONS

Getting Started with GraalVM native-image

In this video we are going to learn how to build native images out of Scala/Java applications with and without the SBT Native Packager. Disclaimer: This is just a "getting started" video and as such no limitations are discussed.
DevInsideYou (@DevInsideYou)

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Scalar, March 19th-21st, 2020, Warsaw, Poland

Get ready for one of the biggest Scala conferences in Europe!
SoftwareMill (@scalarconf)

RELEASES

GitHub - Skolems: A microlibrary for Scala encodings of higher-rank quantifiers

The library, which contains a few different encodings of universal and existential quantification of types.
Daniel Spiewak (@djspiewak)

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