Sunday Reads

Our top Scala Sunday Reads and slides from Scale By the Bay

Sunday Reads

We bring you the third instalment for November, of our suggested ‘Sunday Reads’, and we hope you’re finding them as fascinating as we are! This week we give you slides from Scale By the Bay – ready for you less than 12 hours after the event has finished and more of our best-loved Scala articles to have you armed with fresh knowledge ready to kick start your impending work week. Enjoy and don’t forget to subscribe below to receive these, every Sunday, before anyone else!

Quill-spark: A type-safe Scala API for Spark SQL by Flavio Brasil explains since Spark’s initial release, it has had multiple iterations of its APIs to enable optimization of the job execution. This push to achieve better performance and efficiency came at the cost of a less intuitive and less type-safe API, which is not ideal for the Scala community since one of the most essential characteristics of the language is type safety.

Kafka as a Message Queue – can you do it, and should you do it? This is Adam Warski’s talk from Devoxx 2017 on how to build a message queue on top of Apache Kafka.

Serverless Reference Architecture: MapReduce - This serverless MapReduce reference architecture demonstrates how to use AWS Lambda in conjunction with Amazon S3 to build a MapReduce framework that can process data stored in S3.

EXCLUSIVE: We have 3 sets of slides from Scale By the Bay;

Scala 2.13 & Beyond by Adriaan Moors

Nelson: Rigorous Deployment for a Functional World by Timothy Perrett

Analyzing Functional Programs by Dave Cleaver

From the Archives:

Scala real life matters: the biggest pitfall of them all by Maarten Koopmans, is his second guest post for us, following the success from his debut article. He is spoiling us! Maarten has over 20 years of experience in IT in various roles, and a decade with Scala. 


We hope these enhance 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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