This week's finest Scala Sunday Reads


We’re in our fourth instalment of our suggested ‘Sunday Reads’, and we hope you’re finding them as fascinating as we are! This week we give you four more of our best-loved scala articles and a webinar to have you armed with fresh knowledge ready to kick start your impending work week. Disclaimer: these are not particularly ‘easy’ Sunday reads but we have added something fun at the end for all Super Mario lovers…

Preprocessing Data in Amazon Kinesis Analytics with AWS Lambda by Allan MacInnis is an excellent exploration into using Lambda to transform/filter a Kinesis Analytics Stream.

Sttp 1.0 released: The Scala HTTP client you always wanted by Adam Warski is gaining great traction from the scala community; helping shape the API towards its first stable version.

In this webinar, Craig Pottinger, Senior Consultant at Lightbend, examines the design choices around building streaming systems with technologies like Akka Streams, Apache Kafka, Apache Spark, Apache Flink, Mesosphere DC/OS and Lightbend Reactive Platform, all of which come integrated with Lightbend Fast Data Platform. Craig discusses how Fast Data Platform brings together a curated set of technologies.

‘Creating a TODO application using Akka HTTP and Slick - Chapter 1’ by Andras Zsamboki is a great read aimed at junior developers or those who only have experience with Play, which part focuses on building a simple REST server.

Jon Pretty’s closing remarks at Scala World discussed division, complexity and confidence in the scala community and was an incisive accurate and poignant message reminding the audience of the importance to good programming couples with good social behaviour. We’re loving the domain too!

BONUS! Have some Sunday fun by tweaking and compiling your own customised Super Mario Bros. NES ROM from the original code! You’ll need to install Python 3 and make, if you haven’t already!

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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