C++ has made a point of pride to thoroughly keep backward compatibility so that even the most antique and obsolete C++ source code may compile with just a few warnings (if any). This may be good to someone, but it makes for some funny constructs. E.g.:
[[nodiscard]] bool isEmpty() const override noexcept;
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Scala Italy is the Italian conference of the Scala Language now to the 7th edition – a time to meet old friends, make new friends, talk about programming, and attend high-quality speeches about the Scala language.
This year, following the tradition, started in 2018 🙂 the conference lasted two full days.
Conference videos are published on this Vimeo channel.
By a very rough approximation, I counted about one hundred people, organizers included. While the headcount went down (last year we were about 150), the average age went up. Still not at the C++ conferences level, but the number of baby programmers was quite low. Also, the female percentage was very low (on par with C++ conferences).
Maybe Scala is leaving the phase of enthusiast early adopters (usually young programmers, still in contestation years, with a lot of time, curiosity, and energy to invest in something new) and going toward being something too solid and usable to be used for disputing the establishment.
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This isn’t too bad and possibly a sign of maturity. Even the content of some talks at the conference seems to confirm this idea.