Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Come join other Portland, Oregon, Scala enthusiasts at our new location graciously hosted by Jive Software. Anything Scala related is open for discussion. We'll have Jesse Hallett discussing how he put together a lambda calculus to learn about Scala's parsing libraries. Leif Warner will also be showing an application he's been developing which uses the Step web framework (a workalike of the the Sinatra framework in Ruby). This app uses Simple Build Tool, RDF/OWL, graphs and federated queues and is intended to provide an "open source community family tree" of the local Portland-area music scene.
If you have a project or some code you'd like to share (for review or just to look at how you solved an interesting problem) please bring it along. Pizza will be provided by Jive.
More info, including directions, is available on Calagator.
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Monday, March 29, 2010
Nick Partridge (@nkpart) recently gave a series of talks to the Brisbane Functional Programming Group (BFG) and the Melbourne Scala Users Group. These talks introduce Scalaz (scahla-zed) by way of deriving its foundation from common problems found in everyday programming. They also highlight the implicit parameter as typeclass pattern used heavily in Scalaz.
The talks are available here: Scala Implicits (BFG, 16/03/2010), Deriving Scalaz (Melb. Scala, 22/03/2010).
Full source code is available here: http://github.com/nkpart/deriving-scalaz/
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Tuesday, March 16, 2010
In December, harryh from Foursquare presented the Lift Framework, the most well known and highly used Scala based web framework. Lift is great, but if you're like me then you like a healthy dose of competition. So where are the other Scala based web frameworks? Peter Hausel (@pk11) knows!
Peter will talk about:
The work he's been doing to integrate Scala into The Play Framework - which if you ask me (Dustin), is the best thing to come to Java web development since Grails.
And his very own Pinky, a REST/MVC glue web framework built on top of Guice and Guice Servlet 2.0, which boasts:
* Out of the box support for REST via managed servlets
* No learning curve (we are dealing with plain old servlets/filters after all)
* akka integration
* comet integration
* Easy access to Request/Response objects
* and a ton of other features!
Again, there will be pizza and beer! Details at our meetup.com site
Posted at 11:49 AM
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
We'll be hosting the next meeting of PDXScala (the Portland, Oregon Scala users group) this Thursday, Dec 17th, at AboutUs. We will be starting at 7PM and will be featuring a talk by Trenton Lipscomb on mutable and immutable data structures in Scala.
For those of you who are not familiar with the AboutUs offices, they are located at 107 SE Washington St., Suite 520. You can find the map on Calagator: http://calagator.org/venues/
Building access can be a bit tricky, but if you get there and the door or elevator is locked, you can either call the main AboutUs number (503.914.032) or my mobile number (971.322.9408) and someone will let you in.
I'm looking forward to seeing you all there!
Monday, November 23, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
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