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From Richard Hirsch <hirsch.d...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Exploiting Scala Buzz
Date Wed, 22 Apr 2009 06:48:12 GMT
I actually tried to do some Scala work in ESME but without documentation I
was lost pretty fast.

D.

On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 10:11 PM, Vassil Dichev <vdichev@apache.org> wrote:

> > Does anyone have suggestions, how Apache ESME can use this interest to
> > increase its community?
>
> I think the best part is that we don't need to do anything different
> than what we have to do anyway :)
>
> > I have a few ideas:
> >
> >   - A guide to how to use ESME to learn Scala -- (@Vassil - do you have
> >   ideas?)
>
> Popularity surge or not, this might be a good idea; of course it has
> to be adapted to ESME's concepts.
>
> >   - A few tips to try out on a local ESME installation to learn Scala.
> >   "Hello World" experience with ESME.
>
> A very interesting idea would be to use different components from ESME
> to create e.g. a Twitter bot; some of the code from ESME actions was
> initially reused by a standalone bot which feeds items into ESME.
>
> >   - Better documentation in our existing Scala code (look here for a
> better
> >   example -
> >
> http://scala-tools.org/mvnsites/liftweb/lift-amqp/scaladocs/net/liftweb/amqp/AMQPDispatcher.scala.html
> ),
> >   so that beginners have an idea what we are doing in our code base.
>
> >   - More PR work to point people to the Apache ESME site.
>
> Absolutely- but I feel before we need to point hordes of potential
> developers to our site, we should have something more presentable :(
> maybe not a requirement for a motivated developer if they see promise,
> but nevertheless finding out easily how to get started could come a
> long way.
>

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