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July 14th, 2022, ISSUE 437, This issue on the web. Compiled by SoftwareMill.


NonEmptyLists more or less

The NonEmptyList data type, and whether less is more or more is less when it comes to expressive power.
justinhj (@justinhj)
Cats vs ZIO

Everyone asks me about this so here is my SUBJECTIVE opinion.
DevInsideYou (@DevInsideYou)


ScalaWAW #22 - garden grill party, July 20th, Warsaw, Poland

Since the summer season has begun, we would like to invite you to our first-in-series networking-only summer meetup. No talks, no strict formula, just chill & enjoy some grilled specialties & beer while sharing your best Scala stories with the others!
ScalaWAW (@scalawaw)
Lambda Days, July 28th-29th, Kraków, Poland

A vibrant event focused on FP and its growing community. Find out what is possible with functional programming - explore the latest in battle-tested Scala, Erlang and Haskell, experience the energy F# and Elixir bring to the table, connect with the innovators working with Elm, Luna and Ocaml, see what comes up next!
LambdaDays (@LambdaDays)
Functional Scala 2022 CFP

Apply before October 15th.
Ziverge (@zivergetech)
ScalaCon 2022 CFP, October 4th-5th, virtual event

ScalaCon is looking for talks covering different areas of Scala. Talk slots are around 40-45 minutes in length with 5 minutes of Q&A time. CFP closes at May 12, 2022 16:50 UTC!
ScalaCon (@scalacon)
Functional Scala 2022, December 1st-2nd, London

Use our link and get a 10% discount for Scala Times readers!
Ziverge (@zivergetech)



DUCT is a Scala 3 category theory and functional programming library.
justinhj (@justinhj)
Quine 1.3.0

A streaming graph library. Version 1.3.0 brings a pagination optimizer to Cypher, enabled journals by default when running recipe, Stoplight Elements interactive documentation behind an authentication proxy, and many more updates.
Ethan Bell (@emanb29)

Scala client for the Kubernetes API.
Hagai Ovadia
smithy4s 0.14.0

Smithy4s generates protocol-agnostic Scala code from Smithy, a concise, readable, language-agnostic format. The 0.14.0 release breaks binary compatibility, as well as source compatibility (in a few places) with the previous versions. It does however achieves a number of significant improvements across the boards, in terms of user experience, performance and maintainability.
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