Sunday Reads

Scala Sunday Reads: February 2018 Week 3

Sunday Reads

We bring you the third instalment for February 2018, of our suggested ‘Sunday Reads’. This week we share some of our best-loved Scala, Haskell & FP learns from around the internet.

If you haven’t already don’t forget to sign up to a new meet up in town called Scala in the City. This event is for anyone who loves all things Scala. The first event will be held on Wednesday the 28th of Feb, at the lovely Habito offices. We are looking for a third speaker, if you are interested in attending or speaking please follow our Meet up page- Scala in the City


Our first read is from Jan-Willem Buurlage, a PhD student. He has kindly shared Lecture notes on Category Theory concepts and Haskell. I would highly recommend reading and sharing this.


Our second read is from Bartosz Milewski, a Software Architect and a keynote speaker at many conferences Globally. This post is on free monoidal functors derived as a fixed point of an algebra using Day convolution.


Our third read is from Alex Nedelcu, a Software developer, @Typelevel member and author of @Monix. This post is called In Defense of OOFP. OOP versus Type Classes, exemplified and in defense of the Scala collections redesign.


Our fourth read is from Alexis King, who builds Software mainly in Haskell and Hackett. This post is called An opinionated guide to Haskell in 2018


Our fifth read is from Hugh McKee, a Solutions Architect / Developer Advocate at Lightbend. This post is on Akka Clustering and Remoting


Our sixth is a YouTube video from Martin Odersky, who needs no introduction. This video is from Scala Days in Copenhagen last year on What's Different In Dotty


Last but not least, we came across an offer on some awesome tech ebooks for you and thought it was too good not to share. O’Reilly are offering another bundle full of top-quality books. Get titles like Functional Thinking, Clojure Programming, Learning Scala, and Programming Rust. Humble Book Bundle: Functional Programming


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

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