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Scala introductory talks
During the mini edition of the Scalar conference in Poznań, which we co-organized together with allegro.tech, three of use gave talks covering some of the basic Scala stuff. We have both the slides and the code to share, so read on.
Mikołaj Koziarkiewicz spoke about the core concepts of Akka - the actor model, actor hierarchies and the guarantees that Akka provides. Have a look at the examples in his github repo.
Jacek Kunicki showed how to develop a simple REST-like API backed by a database using Play Framework and Slick. You can find the tutorial (and follow it yourself) in his github repo.
Michał Ostruszka presented another way to build API-based web apps, this time using the Ruby-world-inspired Scalatra framework. All the examples are available in his github repo.