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Functional Roundup for August 16, 2017

Functional Roundup for August 16, 2017

Here are some of the latest updates, projects, talks, articles, and events in the Functional Programming community:

sbt 1.0.0 released

Lightbend’s tooling team announced the final release of sbt 1.0.0 on Thursday, August 11th.

This is a big deal as this release has been years in the making. According the the release, some of the highlights include:

  • Zinc 1, a new incremental compiler - class-based name hashing which will speed up compilation time of Scala in large projects.
  • zinc#304 - Overhaul of the Zinc internal API for good Scala integration with other build tools.
  • #1911 - Adds logging of the neame of the different build.sbt (matching *.sbt) files used
  • #3218 - Fixes restligeist macro for old operators
  • #lm#92 - Adds new offline mode to the Ivy-based library management

You can view the complete list of changes here: sbt 1.0.0 relased.

On August 22nd, London Scala will be hosting a sbt 1 Upgrade Party - a hands on meetup where we’ll be bringing sbt plugins and project builds to work together in upgrading to sbt 1!

Kotlin 1.1.4 released

On Tuesday, August 15th, JetBrains announced the release of Kotlin 1.1.4.

The release includes new features, bug fixes, and performance enhancements, including:

  • KT-10942 - Support meta-annotations from JSR 305 for nullability qualifiers
  • KT-17585 - Generate state machine for named functions in their bodies
  • KT-14126 - Code style wrapping options for enum constants
  • KT-6610 - Language injection doesn’t work with String Interpolation
  • KT-13458 - Cascade “replace with return” for if/when expressions

View the full announcement here: Kotlin 1.1.4 is out.

In addition, IntelliJ IDEA 2017.2.2 was also released.


Additional great content and news:

Suggested information to digest this week:

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.

Daniel Bryant:

Daniel Bryant presented The Seven (More) Deadly Sins of Microservices at GOTO Chicago 2017. You can watch the video here:


Hadi Hariri:

Hadi Hariri presented Kotlin - Ready for Production at GOTO Chicago 2017. You can watch the video here:


Bonus: Hadi will be speaking at Lambda World on October 27th! ___

Gwen Shapira:

Gwen Shapira presented Stream All Things - Patterns of Modern Data Integration at GOTO Chicago 2017. You can watch the video here:


Upcoming Events:

Lambda World 2017

  • October 26 - 27, 2017
  • Palacio de Congresos - Cádiz, Spain


  • November 2 - 3, 2017
  • CPE School - Leon, France

Scale by the Bay

  • November 15 - 18, 2017
  • Twitter HQ - San Francisco, California

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