Sadek Drobi introduces the Play Framework for developers interested in doing web programming in a functional language.
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.
Jamie Allen reviews some of the actor patterns as implemented in Akka and Scala.
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.
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.
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.
Heather Miller presents attempts at better supporting distributed programming in Scala, including a new fast pickling framework, as well as Spores - composable pieces of mobile functional behaviour.
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.
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.
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.
Philipp Haller introduces Scala Async for asynchronous I/O with Futures and Promises.
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.