Scala Days 2016 my thoughts

Scala Days 2016 is over. I’m sorry I didn’t make it to take notes of all the talks I attended, but some speakers spoke very fluently and my phone is not the best way to write down notes. English doesn’t help as well, and sometimes my understanding of the matter was lagging behind. So what
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Implicits inspected and explained

Talk by Tim Soethout. The average age among attendees seem to be higher than other talks, maybe we elders are looking for understanding finally what the hell are implicits (then we would need something similar for monads…). Here we go. Implicit enables you to use values without explicit reference. Implicit enables the relationship “is viewable
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Transactional event sourcing using slick

Talk by Adam Warski. Event sourcing means that all the changes in the system are captured as a sequence of events. Reasons for event sourcing: keeping information (not losing info), auditing the information in the system. But it is also useful to recreate the system state. Hibernate was a technology developed by Adam for Java.
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Connecting reactive applications with fast data using reactive streams.

Talk by Luc Bourlier. As in the previous posts these are my quick notes. Who doesn’t know what a reactive application is? Responsive, elastic, resilient and message driven – this is what reactive apps are. Big data means that there are too much data to be handled by traditional means on a single machine. Fast
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Scala Days – key note

It may not be a great surprise, but the opening key note is held by Martin Odersky. I don’t feel much expectation, more or less everyone expects he’s going to repeat the opening speech of the last Scala conference in New York. In this post I’ll just summarize the content, my considerations will be in
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Scala center

Notes from “Scala center” by Heather Miller. Scala Center is a non profit organization established at EPFL. It is not lightbend. Same growth chart of yesterday, source are not cited (indeed?). Stack overflow survey reports Scala in the top 5 most loved languages. The organization will take the burden of evolving and keeping organized libraries
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