When I was a student I had old desktop computer in running in the closet which acted as a server. The server hosted my homepage, email-domain, fileserver and sort of cloud storage. The internet-connection, being part of the university's campus network was very fast and reliable. Of course the set up could occasionally fail some component of my desktop failed or someone accidentally unplugged the server to use the vacuum cleaner.
When I wanted my email to be a bit more reliable, rather then spending time on setting up a fail-over I decided to use a spent a few euros per month on a hosting party. Nevertheless, running a server, or better, a cluster of servers at home would still be cool. This guy does it, creating a cluster of raspberry-pies in his basement. I am getting envy, maybe time for me to something simelar again. After all, the internet-connection in the Netherlands is a whole lot better than in the United States - for slightly more than twenty euros you'll get a 20mbit upload.
Two weeks ago I visited Scala Days 2015, in Amsterdam. The conference was great, with a lot of high level content.
Sessions I visited. I've attempted to order them by what I found most interesting, but the order certainly not conclusive. All sessions can be viewed online at Parleys:
- Types vs Tests : An Epic Battle?
- Options in Futures, how to unsuck them
- Towards Browser and Server Utopia with Scala.JS: an example using CRDTs
- Function-Passing Style, A New Model for Asynchronous and Distributed Programming
- Essential Scala: Six Core Principles for Learning Scala
- A purely functional approach to building large applications
- Functional Data Validation (or How to Think Functionally)
- Meerkat parsers: a general parser combinator library for real programming languages
- Yoyak : Static analysis framework for Scala
- Scala Puzzlers: "In the Matrix, anything is possible!"
- Life Beyond the Illusion of Present
- Project Valhalla: Part 2 – Value Types in the JVM
- The Future of AI in Scala, and on the JVM
I'll write more on what I've learned soon. For now, if you want to know something specific, just contact me.
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