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DRMacIver
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Hi all,

First off, let's consider this to be a round up for new blogs. If you have or know of a scala blog that isn't on planet scala and you want it added, let me know and I will do so.

Secondly, I have a question about the sort of content that shows up on it. As you may have noticed, there's a reasonable amount of non scala related content on there - mainly Java and Haskell, but also Ruby, many other languages and an occasional sprinkling of personal content. Personally, I'm totally ok with that.

So far my policy has been to add Scala specific feeds if the author has one but to be perfectly willing to add non scala related ones. This is a bit weird, as it ends up with some people having a partial feed and some people having a whole feed. I'm thinking of lifting the restriction and just doing whole blog aggregation. This seems to be traditional for planets and means people don't have to subscribe to a feed on both planet scala and on the original feed in order to get all the content.

Any thoughts as to whether this is a good idea? Any strong objections?

Regards,
David
Robert Kosara
Joined: 2008-12-18,
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Re: Planet Scala content
I'm subscribing to both Planet Haskell and Planet Scala, and I actually like the odd "noise" posting about something that is not strictly the actual topic. I've seen some really interesting postings this way, and if I don't care about something, I can just skip to the next one. That is of course assuming the vast majority of postings are still on topic, but there is no problem with that so far.
So yes, I don't mind the occasional cooking lesson ;)

On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 12:45 PM, David MacIver <david [dot] maciver [at] gmail [dot] com> wrote:
Hi all,

First off, let's consider this to be a round up for new blogs. If you have or know of a scala blog that isn't on planet scala and you want it added, let me know and I will do so.

Secondly, I have a question about the sort of content that shows up on it. As you may have noticed, there's a reasonable amount of non scala related content on there - mainly Java and Haskell, but also Ruby, many other languages and an occasional sprinkling of personal content. Personally, I'm totally ok with that.

So far my policy has been to add Scala specific feeds if the author has one but to be perfectly willing to add non scala related ones. This is a bit weird, as it ends up with some people having a partial feed and some people having a whole feed. I'm thinking of lifting the restriction and just doing whole blog aggregation. This seems to be traditional for planets and means people don't have to subscribe to a feed on both planet scala and on the original feed in order to get all the content.

Any thoughts as to whether this is a good idea? Any strong objections?

Regards,
David

loverdos
Joined: 2008-11-18,
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Re: Planet Scala content
Good point David,

Still an unresolved issue for me, though my decisions may show otherwise: for example, my blog's feed on Planet Scala is a scala-specific filtered feed which I specifically created for Planet Scala.

I feel it is a matter of definition. Do we have a "Planet of people working(/playing/whatever) with Scala" or a "Planet of Scala-related blogs"? What is the spirit of other planets?

Christos

On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 7:45 PM, David MacIver <david [dot] maciver [at] gmail [dot] com> wrote:
Hi all,

First off, let's consider this to be a round up for new blogs. If you have or know of a scala blog that isn't on planet scala and you want it added, let me know and I will do so.

Secondly, I have a question about the sort of content that shows up on it. As you may have noticed, there's a reasonable amount of non scala related content on there - mainly Java and Haskell, but also Ruby, many other languages and an occasional sprinkling of personal content. Personally, I'm totally ok with that.

So far my policy has been to add Scala specific feeds if the author has one but to be perfectly willing to add non scala related ones. This is a bit weird, as it ends up with some people having a partial feed and some people having a whole feed. I'm thinking of lifting the restriction and just doing whole blog aggregation. This seems to be traditional for planets and means people don't have to subscribe to a feed on both planet scala and on the original feed in order to get all the content.

Any thoughts as to whether this is a good idea? Any strong objections?

Regards,
David



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Erkki Lindpere
Joined: 2008-12-19,
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Re: Planet Scala content

I'm personally in favour of "Planet of Scala-related blogs". If I find a
blog fed into PlanetScala interesting, I might track that blog
separately to see the unrelated stuff. I usually want to read
specifically Scala-related content when reading the planet.

I don't know if I would read PlanetEclipse at all if it had more
unrelated content than it currently does (almost none), but of course
PlanetScala is not as high-traffic so it might be less of a problem there.

Christos KK Loverdos wrote:
> Good point David,
>
> Still an unresolved issue for me, though my decisions may show
> otherwise: for example, my blog's feed on Planet Scala is a
> scala-specific filtered feed which I specifically created for Planet
> Scala.
>
> I feel it is a matter of definition. Do we have a "Planet of people
> working(/playing/whatever) with Scala" or a "Planet of Scala-related
> blogs"? What is the spirit of other planets?
>
> Christos
>
> On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 7:45 PM, David MacIver
> <david [dot] maciver [at] gmail [dot] com david [dot] maciver [at] gmail [dot] com>> wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> First off, let's consider this to be a round up for new blogs. If
> you have or know of a scala blog that isn't on planet scala and
> you want it added, let me know and I will do so.
>
> Secondly, I have a question about the sort of content that shows
> up on it. As you may have noticed, there's a reasonable amount of
> non scala related content on there - mainly Java and Haskell, but
> also Ruby, many other languages and an occasional sprinkling of
> personal content. Personally, I'm totally ok with that.
>
> So far my policy has been to add Scala specific feeds if the
> author has one but to be perfectly willing to add non scala
> related ones. This is a bit weird, as it ends up with some people
> having a partial feed and some people having a whole feed. I'm
> thinking of lifting the restriction and just doing whole blog
> aggregation. This seems to be traditional for planets and means
> people don't have to subscribe to a feed on both planet scala and
> on the original feed in order to get all the content.
>
> Any thoughts as to whether this is a good idea? Any strong
> objections?
>
> Regards,
> David
>
>
>
>

DRMacIver
Joined: 2008-09-02,
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Re: Planet Scala content
Well, "scala-related blogs" is ambiguous. Does it mean "Blogs entirely about Scala", or merely "Blogs related to Scala"? What if they're blogging about Java? It's probably still relevant to Scala programmers, but might have nothing to do with Scala so not be tagged as such. Or it might be general commentary on programming theory, type systems, etc. which is again relevant but not actually specifically about the subject at hand.

I'm certainly not proposing adding high volume blogs which only talk about scala once in a blue moon if that. And if the signal to noise ratio dropped unacceptable the decision would of course be revisited. But my impression is that at the moment it's non-obvious what you're missing and what you're missing is often interesting.

On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 12:32 PM, Erkki Lindpere <erkki [at] lap [dot] ee> wrote:
I'm personally in favour of "Planet of Scala-related blogs". If I find a blog fed into PlanetScala interesting, I might track that blog separately to see the unrelated stuff. I usually want to read specifically Scala-related content when reading the planet.

I don't know if I would read PlanetEclipse at all if it had more unrelated content than it currently does (almost none), but of course PlanetScala is not as high-traffic so it might be less of a problem there.

Christos KK Loverdos wrote:
Good point David,

Still an unresolved issue for me, though my decisions may show otherwise: for example, my blog's feed on Planet Scala is a scala-specific filtered feed which I specifically created for Planet Scala.

I feel it is a matter of definition. Do we have a "Planet of people working(/playing/whatever) with Scala" or a "Planet of Scala-related blogs"? What is the spirit of other planets?

Christos

On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 7:45 PM, David MacIver <david [dot] maciver [at] gmail [dot] com <mailto:david [dot] maciver [at] gmail [dot] com>> wrote:

   Hi all,

   First off, let's consider this to be a round up for new blogs. If
   you have or know of a scala blog that isn't on planet scala and
   you want it added, let me know and I will do so.

   Secondly, I have a question about the sort of content that shows
   up on it. As you may have noticed, there's a reasonable amount of
   non scala related content on there - mainly Java and Haskell, but
   also Ruby, many other languages and an occasional sprinkling of
   personal content. Personally, I'm totally ok with that.

   So far my policy has been to add Scala specific feeds if the
   author has one but to be perfectly willing to add non scala
   related ones. This is a bit weird, as it ends up with some people
   having a partial feed and some people having a whole feed. I'm
   thinking of lifting the restriction and just doing whole blog
   aggregation. This seems to be traditional for planets and means
   people don't have to subscribe to a feed on both planet scala and
   on the original feed in order to get all the content.

   Any thoughts as to whether this is a good idea? Any strong
   objections?

   Regards,
   David




loverdos
Joined: 2008-11-18,
User offline. Last seen 2 years 27 weeks ago.
Re: Planet Scala content
I would definitely go for the (L)UB for "scala-related blogs" :-)

On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 7:39 PM, David MacIver <david [dot] maciver [at] gmail [dot] com> wrote:
Well, "scala-related blogs" is ambiguous. Does it mean "Blogs entirely about Scala", or merely "Blogs related to Scala"? What if they're blogging about Java? It's probably still relevant to Scala programmers, but might have nothing to do with Scala so not be tagged as such. Or it might be general commentary on programming theory, type systems, etc. which is again relevant but not actually specifically about the subject at hand.

I'm certainly not proposing adding high volume blogs which only talk about scala once in a blue moon if that. And if the signal to noise ratio dropped unacceptable the decision would of course be revisited. But my impression is that at the moment it's non-obvious what you're missing and what you're missing is often interesting.


On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 12:32 PM, Erkki Lindpere <erkki [at] lap [dot] ee> wrote:
I'm personally in favour of "Planet of Scala-related blogs". If I find a blog fed into PlanetScala interesting, I might track that blog separately to see the unrelated stuff. I usually want to read specifically Scala-related content when reading the planet.

I don't know if I would read PlanetEclipse at all if it had more unrelated content than it currently does (almost none), but of course PlanetScala is not as high-traffic so it might be less of a problem there.

Christos KK Loverdos wrote:
Good point David,

Still an unresolved issue for me, though my decisions may show otherwise: for example, my blog's feed on Planet Scala is a scala-specific filtered feed which I specifically created for Planet Scala.

I feel it is a matter of definition. Do we have a "Planet of people working(/playing/whatever) with Scala" or a "Planet of Scala-related blogs"? What is the spirit of other planets?

Christos

On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 7:45 PM, David MacIver <david [dot] maciver [at] gmail [dot] com <mailto:david [dot] maciver [at] gmail [dot] com>> wrote:

   Hi all,

   First off, let's consider this to be a round up for new blogs. If
   you have or know of a scala blog that isn't on planet scala and
   you want it added, let me know and I will do so.

   Secondly, I have a question about the sort of content that shows
   up on it. As you may have noticed, there's a reasonable amount of
   non scala related content on there - mainly Java and Haskell, but
   also Ruby, many other languages and an occasional sprinkling of
   personal content. Personally, I'm totally ok with that.

   So far my policy has been to add Scala specific feeds if the
   author has one but to be perfectly willing to add non scala
   related ones. This is a bit weird, as it ends up with some people
   having a partial feed and some people having a whole feed. I'm
   thinking of lifting the restriction and just doing whole blog
   aggregation. This seems to be traditional for planets and means
   people don't have to subscribe to a feed on both planet scala and
   on the original feed in order to get all the content.

   Any thoughts as to whether this is a good idea? Any strong
   objections?

   Regards,
   David




Erkki Lindpere
Joined: 2008-12-19,
User offline. Last seen 42 years 45 weeks ago.
Re: Planet Scala content

Well, I would define it as:
Blogs that have some content about Scala, but only those posts that are
somehow related to Scala.

David MacIver wrote:
> Well, "scala-related blogs" is ambiguous. Does it mean "Blogs entirely
> about Scala", or merely "Blogs related to Scala"? What if they're
> blogging about Java? It's probably still relevant to Scala
> programmers, but might have nothing to do with Scala so not be tagged
> as such. Or it might be general commentary on programming theory, type
> systems, etc. which is again relevant but not actually specifically
> about the subject at hand.
>
> I'm certainly not proposing adding high volume blogs which only talk
> about scala once in a blue moon if that. And if the signal to noise
> ratio dropped unacceptable the decision would of course be revisited.
> But my impression is that at the moment it's non-obvious what you're
> missing and what you're missing is often interesting.
>
> On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 12:32 PM, Erkki Lindpere <erkki [at] lap [dot] ee
> erkki [at] lap [dot] ee>> wrote:
>
> I'm personally in favour of "Planet of Scala-related blogs". If I
> find a blog fed into PlanetScala interesting, I might track that
> blog separately to see the unrelated stuff. I usually want to read
> specifically Scala-related content when reading the planet.
>
> I don't know if I would read PlanetEclipse at all if it had more
> unrelated content than it currently does (almost none), but of
> course PlanetScala is not as high-traffic so it might be less of a
> problem there.
>
> Christos KK Loverdos wrote:
>
> Good point David,
>
> Still an unresolved issue for me, though my decisions may show
> otherwise: for example, my blog's feed on Planet Scala is a
> scala-specific filtered feed which I specifically created for
> Planet Scala.
>
> I feel it is a matter of definition. Do we have a "Planet of
> people working(/playing/whatever) with Scala" or a "Planet of
> Scala-related blogs"? What is the spirit of other planets?
>
> Christos
>
> On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 7:45 PM, David MacIver
> <david [dot] maciver [at] gmail [dot] com david [dot] maciver [at] gmail [dot] com>
> david [dot] maciver [at] gmail [dot] com
> david [dot] maciver [at] gmail [dot] com>>> wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> First off, let's consider this to be a round up for new
> blogs. If
> you have or know of a scala blog that isn't on planet scala and
> you want it added, let me know and I will do so.
>
> Secondly, I have a question about the sort of content that
> shows
> up on it. As you may have noticed, there's a reasonable
> amount of
> non scala related content on there - mainly Java and
> Haskell, but
> also Ruby, many other languages and an occasional sprinkling of
> personal content. Personally, I'm totally ok with that.
>
> So far my policy has been to add Scala specific feeds if the
> author has one but to be perfectly willing to add non scala
> related ones. This is a bit weird, as it ends up with some
> people
> having a partial feed and some people having a whole feed. I'm
> thinking of lifting the restriction and just doing whole blog
> aggregation. This seems to be traditional for planets and means
> people don't have to subscribe to a feed on both planet
> scala and
> on the original feed in order to get all the content.
>
> Any thoughts as to whether this is a good idea? Any strong
> objections?
>
> Regards,
> David
>
>
>
>
> --
> __~O
> -\ <, Christos KK Loverdos
> (*)/ (*) http://ckkloverdos.com
>
>

thebugslayer
Joined: 2008-08-20,
User offline. Last seen 3 years 23 weeks ago.
Re: Planet Scala content
Hi David,

You may add my Scala blog feed here:
http://www.jroller.com/thebugslayer/feed/entries/atom?cat=%2FScala+Programming

Thanks
Zemian

On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 12:45 PM, David MacIver <david [dot] maciver [at] gmail [dot] com> wrote:
Hi all,

First off, let's consider this to be a round up for new blogs. If you have or know of a scala blog that isn't on planet scala and you want it added, let me know and I will do so.

Secondly, I have a question about the sort of content that shows up on it. As you may have noticed, there's a reasonable amount of non scala related content on there - mainly Java and Haskell, but also Ruby, many other languages and an occasional sprinkling of personal content. Personally, I'm totally ok with that.

So far my policy has been to add Scala specific feeds if the author has one but to be perfectly willing to add non scala related ones. This is a bit weird, as it ends up with some people having a partial feed and some people having a whole feed. I'm thinking of lifting the restriction and just doing whole blog aggregation. This seems to be traditional for planets and means people don't have to subscribe to a feed on both planet scala and on the original feed in order to get all the content.

Any thoughts as to whether this is a good idea? Any strong objections?

Regards,
David



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Florian Hars
Joined: 2008-12-18,
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Re: Planet Scala content

Erkki Lindpere schrieb:
> I'm personally in favour of "Planet of Scala-related blogs".

Can't the planet software aggregate all blogs and offer two feeds,
one complete and the other one with just the posts tagged with "scala"?

Just asking.

- Florian

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