Eleven Little Life-enhancing Libraries for Scala

schedule May 15th 04:20 - 04:50 PM place Green Room people 87 Interested

A microlibrary should do one thing and do it well. It's a recipe for composability. This talk will be a rapid-fire tour de force of eleven Propensive microlibraries, each one given exactly two minutes to demonstrate its uniqueness and usefulness for everyday tasks. You will see new ways to: execute system processes, work with CSV, calculate digests, use annotations, pattern match on strings, abstract over monads, work with lenses, diff ADTs, generate valid HTML, statically-check interpolated strings and compose async graphs. Each one comes with a firm focus on typesafety, elegant syntax and a humorously magniloquent name!

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Outline/Structure of the Talk

The talk will be a fast-paced run through eleven microlibraries for Scala, solving a variety of everyday programming tasks. Each library will be given exactly two minutes of exposure, demonstrating its features, and explaining what makes it unique (each of the eleven libraries has at least one unique feature in how it solves its particular problem), bookended by a brief introduction and conclusion.

Learning Outcome

It is hoped that attendees would become aware of a number of useful microlibraries which they didn't previously know about, and would be able to use these in their own projects. It's unlikely that anyone would find every one of the eleven libraries useful, but it's likely that everyone will find at least a couple of them useful.

Attendees will also, briefly, learn about the benefits of using small, composable, modular libraries over tightly-coupled "frameworks".

Target Audience

Scala developers

Prerequisites for Attendees

The talk should be universally approachable to anyone with any experience with Scala.

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