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The Scala Center has finally launched, plus some of us were just at Scala Days NYC. Much to discuss on both fronts...
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Scalawags #39: Scala Center + Scala Days
Thu, May 12, 11:00 AM
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We review the amazing year of 2015 and make predictions for 2016, as well as read off/discuss some user predictions.

Note: Delayed due to illness/travel issues.   First prediction of 2016: the Scalawags will all be safely home and free of head colds.
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Scalawags #37 - HOLIDAY SPECIAL 2015/6
Tue, January 5, 2:30 PM
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Regarding Josh's prediction for Android development: I don't think there is the need for Google to provide a counterpart to Swift. We are in the Java world and so we already have the choice.

I guess one hot candidate is Kotlin: JetBrains recently released Kotlin 1.0 (after a few years of public beta). Kotlin is a nice functional programming language which addresses exactly the pain points of Java (functional programming, null-handling). Its collections are based on Java's collections. In sum it has a very steep learning curve and the best: It comes bundled with the official Android Studio (which is also from JetBrains), so that it is a drop in replacement for Java and works out of the box.

Besides this Scala has become very usable for Android projects. Thanks to gradle-scala-android-plugin (https://github.com/saturday06/gradle-android-scala-plugin) which hooks into Android's Gradle-based build system Scala projects are now easy to set up. In conjunction with multi DEX support turnaround times using the emulator are comparable to pure Java projects (besides the compile time...).

My Android podcast player uPod (http://upod.mobi). is written 100% in Scala. When I started in 2013 it really was a pain to get the Scala stuff up and running on Android, but nowadays it works fine (beside some glitches in IntelliJ). 
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Scalawags general scala news update and special Topics:

- Collections redesign - Foldable vs. Iterator vs. Functor
- On the usefulessness of SLIP
- How amazing is/are cats, really?
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Scalawags #35 - What's in a standard, anyway?
Thu, November 12, 2015, 10:00 AM
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the pirate jokes will continue until mindshare improves
 
no. 2 pencils ready! News and Discussion 101 is in session
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Scalawags #33: Back to School
Tue, September 15, 2015, 3:00 PM
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puzzlement both enlightening and confounding with guests Andrew Phillips and Nermin Šerifović, authors of “Scala Puzzlers” (Artima Press) and creators of http://scalapuzzlers.com/ . in this episode the hosts try to stump the authors, the authors try to stump the hosts, and everyone goes home confused.
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Scalawags #32: Scala Puzzlers
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In which our heroes pester Martin Odersky about Dotty, his recent blog posts covering Dotty + soundness, and other type nerdery details:

Prior Reading:

The essence of Scala: http://www.scala-lang.org/blog/2016/02/03/essence-of-scala.html
Scaling DOT to Scala: http://www.scala-lang.org/blog/2016/02/17/scaling-dot-soundness.html
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Scalawags #38: The sound of Dotty w/ Martin Odersky
Thu, March 3, 12:30 PM
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with a little luck, all five Scalawags will be on hand?
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Scalawags #36: Collections, Standards & Platforms
Tue, December 1, 2015, 3:00 PM
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ENSIME! AWS Lambda! SIP and SLIP news! Martin's new call for collections proposals! and more (or, more likely, less)
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Scalawags #34: The Collections They Are(n't?) A Changin'
Fri, October 9, 2015, 3:00 PM
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no. 2 pencils ready! News and Discussion 101 is in session
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In which we update latest scala news then talk about scaladoc and how we use it, what we'd like to see in it.
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Scalawags #31 - What we want in Scaladoc
Tue, July 14, 2015, 4:00 PM
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An interesting discussion on SBT and build systems in general. +Josh Suereth​
Joshua Suereth and Matthew Farwell discuss SBT (Simple Build Tool) and their new book SBT in Action. They first look at the factors creating a need for build systems and why they think SBT—a new addition to this area—is a valuable contribution in spite...
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Can't do better than hear from +Josh Suereth if you wanna know about SBT. Just bought the new book...
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