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Play Framework Recipes (from the Scala Cookbook)

Just a quick note today that I just released a free PDF booklet titled, “Play Framework Recipes”.

Good Scala programming resources (i.e., how to learn Scala)

Just a quick note here today (March, 2013) that if you're interested in learning Scala online, the following links provide some of the best educational experiences:

Over 150 Scala programming tutorials

Just a quick note today that in a few days I'll pass a little milestone, and have over 150 Scala programming tutorials on my alvinalexander.com website. This is in addition to my Scala Cookbook, which will be released soon.

In related news, Scala 2.10 was recently released. Here's a link to What's New in Scala 2.10 on the official Scala website.

On software productivity and generating CRUD code

As a past and present small business owner, computer programmer, application designer, and a consultant who gets paid by the hour, my primary interest when creating software applications is this: How do I/we create great software applications as fast as possible? That is, how can we be more productive today than we were yesterday?

CU Boulder team develops 'swarm' robots

Researchers at Colorado University Boulder released an announcement today about the development of a "swarm" of ping-pong ball size robots. From their announcement:

Generating CRUD forms for the Play Framework 2

Just a quick note that if you're looking for a way to generate CRUD forms for the Play Framework 2, I've created a set of templates to work with my Cato CRUD Generator to help you create CRUD forms in just a few minutes. Here's a link to my Play Framework 2 CRUD example on my personal website.

Great Scala learning resources

While I'm just beginning to get started on my Scala video tutorials, there are many great websites where you can begin to learn Scala today. Here are just a few:

Over 125 Scala tutorials

While my Scala Cookbook will be coming out soon -- currently planned with over 350 recipes and 550 pages -- I've also written over 125 Scala tutorials on my personal website. Those tutorials include examples of how to use collections methods like flatMap and reduceLeft, Map classes and methods, Play Framework examples, and much more.

Two new Scala video tutorials

When I first moved to the Boulder, Colorado area, I intended to start Valley Programming here. Almost immediately a few things changed, and now, a few months later, my new book, the Scala Cookbook from O'Reilly Media, is nearing completion. The first draft of the book has been sent off to the editor and reviewers, and the cookbook should be available in just a few months.

Mobiplug home connectivity (Boulder, Colorado), and SARAH

I've been busy writing my third book (and second book of the year), but I recently took a little time to look up, and then look around the Boulder, Colorado area, and lo and behold I found a very interesting company in Mobiplug. Here's a description of what they do, from their website:

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