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September 7th, 2023, ISSUE 497

READING

Compare Task Processing Approaches in Scala

A comparison of a few models based on Cats Effect or fs2.
Bin Wang
Temporal Workflows with ZIO: Introduction

Temporal is a distributed workflow management system for building invincible apps. It handles most technical problems, such as scaling, transactivity, managing state, etc.
Vitalii Honta (@HontaVitalii)
RFC: A Path Forward for Ammonite REPL and Scripts in 2023 and Beyond

A detailed analysis and a roadmap for Ammonite projects.
Li Haoyi (@li_haoyi)
REST APIs Using Play Framework and Scala: A Comprehensive Guide

Play framework is relatively straightforward to learn, compared to others, e.g. Spring MVC. It uses technologies like Akka that are established, have extensive documentation and tools to debug.
Daniel Ciocîrlan (@rockthejvm)
Automating Data Transformations with ducktape

Not to be confused with its adhesive counterpart, ducktape emerges as a game-changing solution to the intricate web of data transformations.
Daria Karasek (@daria_karasek)

EVENTS

CFP: NEScala 2023

CFP closes at September 21st, 03:59 UTC!
NEScala (@nescalas)
Scala Days Madrid, Sept 11th-12th

Use our exclusive link for a 15% discount!
Scala Days (@scaladays)
Performance Optimization on the JVM, Sept 11th-15th, Online

In this 5-day workshop, the participants will learn about the two major runtime mechanisms of the JVM affecting performance - the JIT compiler and the garbage collector; techniques for writing performant JVM code and effective use of tools for analyzing performance.
John A. De Goes (@jdegoes)
London Scala Talks, Sept 20th

Monica McGuigan: "My First Year in Scala!", Jamie Willis: "Writing maintainable parsers with Parsley"
London Scala User Group (@londonscala)
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

zio-dynamodb 0.2.12

Type safe unified API for primary key and key condition expressions, automatically derive projections from Schema, and more.
Avinder Bahra (@avinder42)
oolong

Compile-time query generation for document stores.
Daniel Smirnov
sharaf

Minimalistic Scala 3 HTTP server library.
Sakib Hadžiavdić (@sake_92)
Pekko Connectors

Stream-aware and reactive integration pipelines.
Pekko contributors
Pekko Persistence JDBC

Allows for using JDBC-compliant databases as backend for Apache Pekko Persistence and Apache Pekko Persistence Query.
Pekko contributors
spark-cassandra-connector 3.4.1

Now with Scala 2.13 support.
Sam Theisens
zio-nebula

zio-nebula is a simple wrapper around nebula-java for easier integration into Scala, ZIO applications. NebulaGraph is a popular open-source graph database.
jxnu-liguobin (@dreamylostcn)





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