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April 8th, 2021, ISSUE 373

READING

Hands-on Laminar

n this post, we will briefly go through the most common cases that every frontend developer needs to do daily. That is styling and forms with error handling. Let’s see how hard or easy that might be with the Laminar library.
Rafał Zelek (@Rafal_Zelek)
Context is King

Context functions are one of the new contextual abstractions coming in Scala 3. The release is approaching quickly, the design is finalized, so let’s explore the feature in more detail!
Adam Warski (@adamwarski)
How to build an Android app in Scala 2.13

How to build an Android app in Scala 2.13 — this is what we will talk about today. Or at least about one of a few ways to do it.
Maciej Gorywoda (@makingthematrix)
Revisiting Scala Native performance

In this article, we will focus on its performance aspects in comparison with execution on the JVM and its closest competitor — Graal Native Image binaries.
Wojciech Mazur (@Wojciech_Maz)
Scala 3 in sbt 1.5

From the sbt user viewpoint, Scala 3 is just another Scala version, since every default task and setting works the same.
Scala Center (@scala_lang)
Programming in Scala, Fifth Edition

PrePrint PDF update of Programming in Scala is now available. Use code SCALATIMESAPRILPINS5 for 15% off. Offer expires 4/30/2021.
Artima, Inc. (@ArtimaInc)

VIDEOS

Should you learn Scala2 or Scala3 in 2021?

A short message for your consideration.
DevInsideYou (@DevInsideYou)
Which stack do Scala companies use in 2021?

A guide for deciding how to make the best choice.
DevInsideYou (@DevInsideYou)
Ep 11: Search Hacker News with ZIO and magic

This time lets look at how to build a program with ZIO. I walk you through which libraries I use, how to structure the program and how to test it.
Justin Heyes-Jones (@justinhj)
ZIO Runtime System

A presentation from ZIO World.
John A. De Goes (@jdegoes)
Managing Complexity

Today, I would like to present another benefit that goes against popular belief: FP is fantastic at managing complexity.
Julien Truffaut (@TheFpTower)

EVENTS

ZIO Meetup SF, April 22nd

Join us on the 22nd of April at 5 pm PST to listen to John A. De Goes speaking about The ZIO of the Future & Girish Kolanthra speaking about Capital One’s Scala Journey.
Ziverge (@zivergetech)
Scala 3 Release Party, April 24th

Be there for the final countdown! A virtual event with free registration. Starts 6:00 PM.
sphere.it (@sphere_it_)
Practical Functional Programming with Typescript workshop, May 5th - 7th

20% off for Scala Times readers!
Matechs, Ziverge
ScalaCon, May 18th - 21st. and Nov. 2nd - 5th

Brought to you by ScalaDays and Scala eXchange, ScalaCon is a series of virtual conferences designed to bring the Scala community closer together.
ScalaCon (@scalacon)
Functional Scala, Dec 2nd

Functional Scala 2021 returns for another year of great talks, familiar and fresh spaces, and positive energy around the power of functional Scala for delivering compelling solutions to the toughest technology problems. Use promo code SCALATIMES10 for a discount for our readers!
Functional Scala (@FunScala2021)

RELEASES

sbt 1.5.0

Scala 3 support, Scala 2.13-3.x sandwich, deprecation of sbt 0.13 syntax, eviction errors, coursier-based launcher, and more!
sbt contributors
Metals v0.10.1

Metals is a language server for Scala that works with VS Code, Vim, Emacs, Sublime Text and Eclipse. We're happy to announce the release of Metals v0.10.1, which mainly concentrated on bugfixes together with a couple of smaller improvements.
Metals contributors
IntelliJ Scala Plugin 2021.1

Kinds in type diffs, code completion based on machine learning, phases and units in compilation charts, Scala 3.0.0-RC2 support, as well as some performance improvements!
JetBrains (@jetbrains)





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