Scala Sunday Reads: December Week 3


We bring you the third instalment for December, of our suggested ‘Sunday Reads’, and we hope you’re finding them as fascinating as we are! This week we give you more of our best-loved Scala articles, slides from Scala eXchange and a Christmas wish list to have you armed with everything you could possibly want and 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!

Deploy deep machine learning in production the pythonic way by Michael Dietz is an educational Sunday Read with plenty of emojis to keep you entertained while taking you through the tricky, deep learning specific parts.

Usage examples and benchmarks between Scalaz and Cats (w/ Haskell ground-truth) by Colin Woodbury gives perfect comparisons of these two libraries from someone who isn’t predisposed to either one.

Why Everyone Should Build Their Next Blockchain in Scala by Zihe Huang explores the importance of blockchain and building on Scorex 2.


Presentations from Scala eXchange:

‘A Pragmatic Introduction to Category Theory’ by Daniela Sfregola.

‘Idea: Use dependent types make async code safer’ by Jon Pretty.

‘Topiary and the Art of Origami - Exploring decision trees with recursion schemes’ by Zainab Ali.

‘How to name things – the hardest problem in Programming’ by Peter Hilton.

‘Move fast and fix things’ by Gabriele Petronella.

‘Composing Programs’ by Runar Bjarnason.

‘Keynote: The Maths Behind Types’ by Bartosz Milewski.



Are you doing Secret Santa in the office and need to buy for a fellow developer but have no idea where to start? Fear not; Signify has you covered! We’ve made life easy for all of you by compiling a list of books to enthral anyone intrigued by Scala.

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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