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Between Zero & Hero - Tips & Tricks for the Intermediate-Level Scala Developer

Posted by Age Mooij  on  May 10, 2014

Age Mooij shares some tips&tricks for the Scala developer: type aliases, type and class tag, auto-lifted partial functions, nostacktrace, type classes, context bounds, low priority default implicits.

50:26

Effective Actors

Posted by Jamie Allen  on  May 08, 2014 1

Jamie Allen reviews some of the actor patterns as implemented in Akka and Scala.

41:55

Real World Akka Recipes

Posted by Jamie Allen  on  May 01, 2014 3

Jamie Allen describes three patterns using Akka actors: handling a lack of guaranteed delivery, distributing tasks to worker actors and implementing distributed workers in an Akka cluster.

01:29:39

Spring Scala

Posted by Ramnivas Laddad, Arjen Poutsma  on  Feb 22, 2014

Ramnivas Laddad and Arjen Poutsma discuss the Spring Scala project and its features, demoing a real REST-based application with a Spring and Scala backend and AngularJS frontend.

47:53

When Code Reacts to Data

Posted by Jessica Kerr  on  Feb 16, 2014

Jessica Kerr introduces a different way of thinking about I/O, delaying all side-effects to the end, illustrating manipulating code as data, and at the same time letting data influence the code.

42:06

Pickles & Spores: Improving Distributed Prog. in Scala

Posted by Heather Miller  on  Jan 23, 2014

Heather Miller presents attempts at better supporting distributed programming in Scala, including a new fast pickling framework designed for Scala, as well as Spores - composable pieces of mobile functional behaviour.

38:47

Evolution of Scala Macros

Posted by Eugene Burmako  on  Jan 15, 2014

Eugene Burmako introduces Scala macros, starting with the initial design and the actual release in production in Scala 2.10, addressing Scala macro system use cases and patterns.

01:16:47

Polyglot Web Development With Grails 2

Posted by Jeff Scott Brown  on  Jan 13, 2014

Jeff Scott Brown explains how to write polyglot applications with Grails, focusing on what it takes to add support for Scala, Clojure and other languages.

40:13

Scala vs Idris: Dependent Types, Now and in the Future

Posted by Miles Sabin;Edwin Brady  on  Dec 04, 2013

Miles Sabin and Edwin Brady exemplify what can be done with a language with dependent types, what are the limitations and what could be done in the future when dependent types reach maturity.

44:09

Simplifying Asynchronous Code With Scala Async

Posted by Philipp Haller  on  Nov 25, 2013 1

Philipp Haller introduces Scala Async for asynchronous I/O with Futures and Promises.

59:10

Scaling out with Akka Actors

Posted by Joshua Suereth  on  Oct 31, 2013 4

Joshua Suereth designs a scalable distributed search service with Akka and Scala using actors, and covering practical aspects of how to scale out with Akka’s clustering API.

52:58

Scala Async: A New Way to Simplify Asynchronous Code (Make the Compiler Do It!)

Posted by Philipp Haller  on  Oct 14, 2013

Philipp Haller explains how to do asynchronous programming in Scala with Scala Async, Futures and Promises.

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