Functional Roundup for March 10, 2017
Here are some of the latest updates, projects, talks, articles, and events in the Functional Programming community:
The Confluent team announced the latest update of their platform as well as the release of Apache [Kafka] 0.10.2.
The platform saw significant upgrades to the Confluent Control Center, new .NET and JMS clients, and a new Amazon S3 connector, according to the release.
The latest Kafka release includes over 200 bug fixes and performance improvements. One of the highlights is the Session Windows in Kafka’s Streams API.
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Read the full announcement here: Confluent 3.2 with Apache Kafka 0.10.2.
Also, big congrats to Confluent on raising a load of $$$: These former LinkedIn engineers just raised another $50 million to help spread the software they invented.
There’s a ongoing conversation on Scala 2.13 Collections rework. Some of the goals are to simplify the API for users and implementors, provide source compatibility with 2.12, and design for better performance.
The goal is to see everything come together by the end of the new year.
View the nitty gritty details here: Scala 2.13 Collections Rework.
For the eighth year in a row, Scala was accepted to the Google Summer of Code!
If you’re interested in applying to participate, they’ve created a list of potential projects ranging from working on the Dotty Documentation Compiler to writing interactive programs with Scastie.
View all the juicy details here: Google Summer of Code 2017.
Additional great content and news:
What it feels like to be an open-source maintainer - Any open source maintainer will relate to this one - by Nolan Lawson
Patterns for Streaming Measurement Data with Akka Streams - A love letter to the Akka Streams API - Colin Breck
Google Cloud Platform Discounts - Google launches committed-use discounts for it’s Cloud Platform - TechCrunch
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The functional programming community has no shortage of excellent conferences, talks, and articles. Here are just a few that were released that we recommend checking out if you missed them the first time:
Jose Escanciano presented Reactive Systems with Akka at the Gibraltar Software Developers Meetup at William Hill. Watch the presentation here:
Chris Birchall presented Meta-program and/or shapeless all the things! at ScalaMatsuri 2017. Check out the slides here:
- March 14, 2017
- Seattle, WA - Whitepages
- March 14, 2017
- London, UK - Skills Matter at CodeNode
- March 23-25, 2017
- Brooklyn, NY - 26 Bridge