Scala Sunday Reads: Christmas Eve Special 2017


We bring you a Christmas Eve special, featuring our suggested ‘Sunday Reads’, because we know no matter the time of the year, our fellow Scala peers never truly switch off! This week we give you more of our best-loved Scala articles, including a podcast and two youtube videos to have you armed with fresh knowledge ready to kick start your 2018 with a Scala bang. Enjoy and don’t forget to subscribe below to receive these, every Sunday, before anyone else!

sbt server with Neovim by Eugene Yokota is part 3 of his sbt server integration series. This is an awesome writeup of how to set up sbt server with Neovim. Makes sure you have Python 3 and Node installed before updating Neovim Client Library.

Scala at Duolingo with Andre Kenji Horie is a podcast from this senior engineer at Duolingo. Andre wrote about the process of rewriting the session generator, moving from Python to Scala and changing architecture at the same time. In this podcast, Andre explores reasons for the rewrite, what drove them to move to Scala and the experience of moving from one technology stack to another.

Functional programming and Spark: do they mix? By Itamar Ravid surprises many with Spark + Cats + Monix working out a lot better some may have expected.

Plain Functional Programming by Martin Odersky was Martin’s Devoxx 2017 talk. “Software systems get replaced not when they wear out, but when they crumble under their own weight because they have become too complex.” Watch it now!

The Scala Center's Heather Mill gave this eye-opening talk about Open Source, and what it means for Scala.


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

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