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The New Scala Center Focuses on Education and the Scala Community

by Michael Redlich Follow 7 Followers on  Aug 16, 2016

Details of the new Scala Center, a non-profit organization created to focus on education and the open source community, were presented by research scientist Heather Miller during her June 16, 2016 keynote address at Scala Days Berlin.

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Elixir 1.3 Brings New Language Features, APIs, and Improved Tooling

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers on  Jun 27, 2016

Elixir 1.3, recently announced by José Valim, deprecates imperative assignments and adds new types and accessors, improves its Mix build tool and the ExUnit unit testing framework.

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Clojure.spec is a New Contract System for Clojure

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers on  May 29, 2016

Clojure has a new core library, clojure.spec, that aims to provide a standard and integrated system for the specification and testing of data and functions. Besides making it possible to automatically validate Clojure code, the new specification system can be used for a number of tasks such as generative testing, error reporting, and destructuring.

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Chez Scheme Native Compiler now Open Source

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers on  May 11, 2016

R. Kent Dybvig, professor emeritus of Computer Science at Indiana University, now with Cisco, has recently open sourced version 9.4 of his formerly commercial Scheme compiler Chez Scheme.

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Racket 6.5 Brings Improved Typed Racket, Faster Iteration, and More

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers on  May 10, 2016

Racket, a multi-paradigm programming language belonging to the Lisp/Scheme family, has reached version 6.5, writes Ryan Culpepper on Racket blog. The new version adds several new features, including improvements to typed/untyped code interaction, faster iteration on hash tables and sets, and more.

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JetBrains Releases IntelliJ IDEA 2016.1

by Abraham Marín Pérez Follow 6 Followers on  Apr 13, 2016

JetBrains has released IntelliJ IDEA 2016.1, the latest version of their most popular IDE. The new version seems to have the polyglot developer in mind, with multiple enhancements over a variety of languages and technologies; however, the most noticeable changes are aimed at Java, particularly at helping developers take full advantage of Java 8.

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LFE Brings Lisp to the Erlang Virtual Machine

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers on  Apr 05, 2016

After 8 years of development, Lisp Flavoured Erlang (LFE) has reached version 1.0, bringing stable support for Lisp programming on the Erlang virtual machine (BEAM). LFE was created by Robert Virding, one of the initial developers of Erlang. InfoQ has spoken with Duncan McGreggor, current maintainer of LFE.

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Bloomberg Open-sources BuckleScript, JavaScript Backend for OCaml

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers on  Mar 22, 2016

Recently open-sourced BuckleScript, a JavaScript backend for OCaml, aims to bring OCaml type safe, high performance code to any JavaScript execution engine, Bloomberg say.

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Simplifying Database Queries with Jinq

by Abraham Marín Pérez Follow 6 Followers on  Mar 21, 2016 11

Jinq, a library to provide a DSL for database queries, has been made available for Java and Scala. The work is inspired by .NET's LINQ, and aims at enabling easy-to-write queries with support for type safety. As commented by Ming-Yee Iu, creator of the tool, work on Jinq started in 2006 under project name Queryll; however, the adoption of lambdas in Java 8 is what has realised its full potential.

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Scala Centre Foundation Created

by Alex Blewitt Follow 2 Followers on  Mar 21, 2016

Last week, the Scala Center was created as a not-for-profit foundation, along with a list of financial backers, to improve the ongoing development of Scala and provide training courses based around the Scala language.

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Using the Actor-model Language Pony for FinTech

by Charles Humble Follow 159 Followers on  Mar 14, 2016

During his opening Keynote at QCon London on Monday morning Adrian Colyer mentioned the Pony Language as being "really fascinating stuff." We were fortunate enough to have the designer of the language, Sylvan Clebsch, giving a talk on the native languages track on the Wednesday. Clebsch suggested that Pony is a natural fit for FinTech systems.

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Typesafe Changes Name to Lightbend

by Matt Raible Follow 4 Followers on  Mar 10, 2016

The company formerly known as Typesafe, inventors of the Scala programming language, has completed their renaming and is now known as Lightbend. Typesafe announced their plans to rename last May, stating at that time that it was expected to be a two month process. They invited community members to participate, and provided blog updates about their progress.

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Racket 6.4 Improves Security and Adds Incremental Garbage Collection

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers on  Feb 09, 2016

Racket, a multi-paradigm programming language belonging to the Lisp/Scheme family, has reached version 6.4, PLT announced. The new version adds several new features, including an incremental garbage collector (GC), and fixes a vulnerability in the web server.

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OCaml Now Ready for iOS Development

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers on  Jan 28, 2016

San Francisco-based programmer Edgar Aroutiounian has recently created a package for OCamliOS, an OCaml cross-compiler for iOS recently made available by Jeffrey A. Scofield that should eventually be merged into the official OCaml compiler. InfoQ has spoken with Aroutiounian.

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Architecting Scalable, Dynamic Systems when Eventual Consistency Won’t Work

by Michael Stiefel Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 20, 2016

Architecting a scalable and dynamic system without caching is explained by Peter Morgan, head of engineering for the sports betting company William Hill. The values of the bets on sporting events change constantly. No data can be cached; all system values must be current. Distributed Erlang processes model domain objects which instantly recalculate system values based on data streams from Kafka.

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