Actor-based Concurrency in Newspeak 4
"There has been a scurry of reaction on twitter and reddit to Robert Fischer’s post saying that Scala is Not a Functional Programming Language. James Iry responded by saying that analogous reasoning leads to the conclusion that Erlang is Not Functional"
"Robert Fischer has a post on his blog: Scala is not a functional language. It’s not the first time this idea has come up. It’s not an idea entirely without merit. Scala’s functional features are certainly not as seamless to use as one might hope."
"Designed for the new command line user, this 537-page volume covers the same material as LinuxCommand.org but in much greater detail. In addition to the basics of command line use and shell scripting, The Linux Command Line includes chapters on many common programs used on the command line, as well as more advanced topics."
"This tutorial shows off much of GNU Parallel's functionality. The tutorial is meant to learn the options in GNU Parallel. The tutorial is not to show realistic examples from the real world.
Spend an hour walking through the tutorial. Your command line will love you for it."
"Avail is a multi-paradigmatic general purpose programming language whose feature set emphasizes support for articulate programming. Avail is an open-source project that comprises a language virtual machine and a standard library. Both are released under the 3-clause BSD license."
"Asynchronous HTTP requests with Scala and Dispatch"
"When I started trying to get into these weird topics named “functors” and “monads” and so on, which came up in the Scala mailing list, I was more than slightly confused . I read some articles (in the beginning not many existed), listened to mails, consulted book chapters, and even started learning Haskell to consult the very fine “Learning a Haskell for great good” chapters on that matters. Different authors use different ways to explain -and implement!- these concepts, what in the end is helpful. You can read an article, think, read some other perspective, come back to the first article again, a.s.o."
"In this post, I want to answer the question why we think that Scala is the language to choose (for many of our projects). The intended audience for this post are technical managers who are involved in the decision about what technology to use. Therefore I won’t discuss Scala’s cool features but focus instead on the business-level questions of how using Scala rather than Java might affect the success of a project, a team, or the company."