Sunday Reads

This week's BEST Scala Sunday Reads

Sunday Reads

This is our final ‘Sunday Reads’ for October, and we hope you’re finding our suggestions as fascinating as we are! This week we give you five more of our best-loved scala articles and slides from Lambda World, to have you armed with fresh knowledge ready to kick start your impending work week. You can also subscribe below to have our recommended reads waiting for you every Sunday in your inbox.

Use Lambdas and Combinators to improve your API by Leif Batterman, is an insightful and easy to follow write up, with thorough examples given by Leif.

Hot of the Press: We have Zainab Ali’s slides ‘Peeling the Banana: recursion schemes from first principles’, from Zainab’s recursion schemes talk at Lambda World this week.

The Limitations of Type Classes as Subtyped Implicits by Adelbert Chang, is a whitepaper which highlights the natural type class encoding for scala is inadequate for general use.

GraphQL Fragments are the Best Match for UI Components by Samer Buna explores why using rich data UI components to build big applications is a winning strategy. Fear not, if you are using framework like Angular.js or React.js, you’re already one step ahead!

‘The Need For Speed: Fast Data Development Trends 2017’ is a research piece conducted by Lightbend in June 2017, and here we have highlighted the recently released results with insights on the impact of “Data in Motion” in the real world.

Short Sunday Read: Here’s a small akka-http (basic) service for reading and writing Alluxio by Raymond Tay. This simple service will allow you to deposit a local file to Alluxio and to retrieve it. This leverages the native java client provided by Alluxio Java Client.


We hope these have enhanced your Sunday and genuinely should improve the developer experience substantially. 

If you’re craving more, check out last week’s recommended reading material here.  

Also, if you have any feedback or any recommendations for our upcoming Sunday Reads, please email Billie and feel free to promote your own work too!

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