Josh Suereth, senior software engineer at Typesafe and author of Scala In Depth, kicks off the 2012 NEScala Symposium with a talk on general best practices in Scala. Josh reviews the basics and asks, "What is effective Scala?".
Topics addressed include immutability, style, composition and inheritance, limiting the scope of implicits (and watching out for the implicit cat). Following his keynote Josh engaged in a brief Q&A with the audience.