I'd say that internal software worked on by many people is necessarily more conservative than a classic open source project, where a few people craft the entire codebase around a particular vision. If such a project eventually "goes Apache", in the general sense of becoming the product of many more opinions, it can represent a popular consensus. I don't think we have any of those yet, but open source projects by Twitter and Foursquare would at least reflect their own in-house views.
0 · February 15, 2012
A followup question for the panel and for the group. What Scala open-source projects would you recommend studying the code of? With the variety of Scala coding styles being used by different projects, and the preference for a practical approach endorsed my most of the panelists, are there any projects that you would single out that you could point your team to and say "that's good Scala code -- the kind we want to see on our projects"?
0 · February 14, 2012
Unfortunately, I had to wait until one hour before the event for a spot to open up and move me from the wait list. Since I'm living in Connecticut, I can't change my plans at the last minute to be able to make it in less than an hour. So I would really urge everyone to update their RSVP much earlier so that people really interested, such as myself, who are coming from some distance away can attend.
0 · February 13, 2012