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What types are special to the Scala compiler or runtime?

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Q: Scala makes a big deal about how what seem to be language features are implemented as library features. Is there a list of types that are treated specially by the language?

A: The following types are crucial to Scala's type system. They have an influence on how type checking itself is performed.

It’s interesting that you can do some research on this by looking at Definitions.scala.

A Scala “Word of the day” shell script

I have a 19" monitor on the counter between my kitchen and living room, and it’s powered by a Raspberry Pi. I use the Linux Phosphor screen saver to show a scrolling “news and stock ticker” on the display, which I’ve programmed to show news from several different sources (Atom and Rss feeds, along with other news and data sources). An old version of the display looks like this:

My Raspberry Pi news ticker display

Today I added a new “Word of the day” feature to the display, and as with all of the other code, I wrote a Scala shell script to generate the output.

Scala: Popular tools, libraries, and frameworks

Table of Contents1 - Build tools2 - Testing tools3 - Database4 - Functional Programming5 - Asynchronous/parallel/concurrent programming6 - Web frameworks7 - JSON8 - HTTP clients9 - Configuration/properties10 - Many more

This page is a collection of popular tools, libraries, and frameworks for the Scala programming language.

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Build tools

How to use the Lightbend Config library in a Scala or Java application

Table of Contents1 - Adding the Lightbend Config dependency2 - A Scala application that uses Lightbend Config3 - The Lightbend Config configuration file4 - Discussion

If you want to use Lightbend Config configuration files in your Scala or Java application, here’s a quick example of how to configure and use Lightbend Config in your application. In this case I’m specifically using Scala and SBT.

Asked for a book on Pavlov’s dog and Schrodinger’s cat

I went to the library and asked for a book on Pavlov’s dog and Schrodinger’s cat. The librarian said it rang a bell but she didn’t know if it was there or not.

This is a page from my book, Functional Programming, Simplified

Type Classes 103: The Cats Library

As a final example of how to use type classes in Scala, I’ll show how to repeat the example from the previous lesson using the open source “Cats” FP library for Scala. With the examples you’ve seen already, this will be a quick process.

Source code

Step 1 is to clone my source code for this lesson, which is available at this URL: