Shapeless VS Scalaz

Compare Shapeless vs Scalaz and see what are their differences.

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Shapeless Scalaz
13 3
3,352 4,652
- 0.1%
7.6 8.6
4 days ago 4 days ago
Scala Scala
Apache License 2.0 GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Shapeless

Posts with mentions or reviews of Shapeless. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-07-06.
  • Question regarding Recursive datatypes and cats typeclasses (Haskell to Scala)
    3 projects | /r/scala | 6 Jul 2023
    Scala 2-only: * Shapeless (there is Shapeless for Scala 3 but less often needed as basic things are in Scala 3)
  • Fp libraries that target scala 3 exclusively?
    5 projects | /r/scala | 22 Nov 2021
    I know that libraries like Scodec and shapeless were rewritten practically from scratch for Scala 3, taking advantage of the next syntax and internals, as well as protoquill - a Scala 3 implementation of Quill.
  • Delphi 11 Alexandria Has Been Released
    4 projects | /r/programming | 23 Sep 2021
    please show me something like this: https://akka.io/ or this: https://zio.dev/ or this: https://github.com/milessabin/shapeless
  • 6 Years of Professional Clojure
    6 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 2 Aug 2021
    That largely depends on the type system. Languages like Haskell and Scala which have much more powerful type systems than C/Java/Go/etc absolutely do allow you to do those sorts of things. It is a bit harder to wrap your head around to be sure and there are some rough edges, but once you get the hang of it you can get the benefits of static typing with the flexibility of dynamic typing. See https://github.com/milessabin/shapeless or a project that I've been working on a lot lately https://github.com/zio/zio-schema.
  • Scala3: Does it provide a simplified way of doing n-term generic parameters?
    2 projects | /r/scala | 6 Jun 2021
    Just use cats and use the apply syntax .mapN for this. Seriously. There isn't a way to do it without generating source code that I can see in the api. Scala 3's HList Tuples aren't like Shapeless 2's HLists and I can't figure out a way in the api to reduce the tuple members down from (A, B, C, D) into an E, generically, yet with Scala 3 poly functions, unlike what you could do in Shapeless 2 with HList
  • Scala: A Love Story
    4 projects | dev.to | 21 Apr 2021
    Scala has sparked a huge ecosystem of very high quality libraries (Cats, Scalaz, shapeless, to name but a few). I think a major reason for this is that Scala attracts developers who value the advantages of the JVM, but are fed up with the limitations of the Java programming language and understand the benefits of an expressive type system and functional programming.
  • Jam 0.0.4 got Scala 3 support
    3 projects | /r/scala | 17 Apr 2021
    I also investigated shapeless3 macroses: https://github.com/milessabin/shapeless/tree/shapeless-3/modules, but they are more about derivation than reflection. And probably that is all I found.
  • Why Learn Haskell?
    2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 1 Mar 2021
    I'm not sure where is the line between extensive and basic knowledge. Here is my more detailed exposure:

    In commercial context:

    * Of strongly typed ones only Scala (with [shapeless]). Can reluctantly throw in Kotlin as well for it's amazing structured concurrency.

    In non-commercial context:

    * Went through a few chapters of [Software Foundations] doing Coq proofs.

    * Worked through most of the [Types and Programming Languages] (writing typecheckers in Ocaml)

    * 3 services in Haskell (1 on Scotty, 2 on Servant). Loved persistent+esqueleto for the ORM layer, disliked Opaleye.

    * 2 projects in PureScript (1 with Halogen, 1 with React bindings).

    * 1 project in ReasonML (Ocaml).

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    > I am afraid there is no way back for me

    I see where you are coming from. In my case I can alternate between "I want all invariants properly expressed and checked" and "I just want to ship that barely-working piece of junk and iterate on it". I learned to adjust depending on organization needs. IMO, for many orgs, especially startups/scaleups, the latter is often the more fitting way. With that in mind, I'm willing to trade the guiding hand of great type systems for other productivity aspects (amazing runtime and cohesive web framework in Elixir's case).

    [shapeless]: https://github.com/milessabin/shapeless

    [Software Foundations]: https://softwarefoundations.cis.upenn.edu/

    [Types and Programming Languages]: https://www.cis.upenn.edu/~bcpierce/tapl/

Scalaz

Posts with mentions or reviews of Scalaz. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-05-29.
  • Going into year 2 of Software Development Foundation Degree, have a particular liking for OOP and SQL, any tips, info or pointers on where to go from there?
    2 projects | /r/cscareerquestions | 29 May 2023
    I'm sorry, but have you ever done functional programming for a real company, like in a functional programming language like Haskell, Scala, or F#? Have you ever used Scala cats or scalaz? Have you ever learned category theory and how to apply its abstractions in software? Listen u/judethedude2106 this person hasn't gone as far down the functional programming rabbit hole as I have. Beyond learning the basics like the difference between pure and impure functions, what are closures, what higher order functions are and the most common ones like .map, .filter, and .flatmap, the immutable collections like immutable linked lists and trees, and what a Monad is and common monads like those used for futures/promises, async programming, and Option (Some or None, which is used instead of null checking), the more advanced functional programming stuff like category theory based abstractions are totally useless for real jobs and is just a giant time suck. Don't waste years on functional programming, spend at most a few months on it and no more.
  • Typeclasses explained in Java
    3 projects | dev.to | 27 Jul 2022
    If I managed to gain you interest you can take a look at one of the following libraries like cats, scalaz for scala and vavr for java which contain type class definitions and implementations for common types.
  • In Search of the Best Functional Programming Back-End: 2021 Update
    4 projects | dev.to | 24 Jan 2021
    I’ve specifically had 2 job offers internally at my company because of this language. First with Cats and Scalaz and now with ZIO, Scala has taken the best parts of Haskell, the best parts of Scala, and made it really nice to work with. You can barely see the OOP leftovers.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Shapeless and Scalaz you can also consider the following projects:

cats - Lightweight, modular, and extensible library for functional programming.

magnolia - Easy, fast, transparent generic derivation of typeclass instances

Monocle - Optics library for Scala

Chimney - Scala library for boilerplate-free, type-safe data transformations

scala-newtype - NewTypes for Scala with no runtime overhead

scala.meta - Library to read, analyze, transform and generate Scala programs

ScalaTest - A testing tool for Scala and Java developers

Ammonite-Ops - Scala Scripting

ZIO - ZIO — A type-safe, composable library for async and concurrent programming in Scala