About Adam Warski

Adam is one of the co-founders of SoftwareMill, a company specialising in delivering customised software solutions. He is also involved in open-source projects, as a founder, lead developer or contributor to: Hibernate Envers, a Hibernate core module, which provides entity versioning/auditing capabilities; ElasticMQ, an SQS-compatible messaging server written in Scala; Veripacks, a tool to specify and verify inter-package dependencies, and others.

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Creating an on-line recommender system with Apache Mahout

Recently we’ve been implementing a recommender system for Yap.TV: you can see it in action after installing the app and going to the “Just for you” tab. We’re using Apache Mahout ...
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Automatic generation of delegate methods with Macro Annotations

Macro Annotations are a new type of macros, which are one of the candidates for inclusion (see also comment by Eugene below) in the upcoming Scala 2.11 release. However, thanks to the ...
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Akka vs Storm

I was recently working a bit with Twitter’s Storm, and it got me wondering, how does it compare to another high-performance, concurrent-data-processing framework, Akka. What’s Akka ...
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ElasticMQ 0.7.0: long polling, non-blocking implementation using Akka and Spray

ElasticMQ 0.7.0, a message queueing system with an actor-based Scala and Amazon SQS-compatible interfaces, was just released. It is a major rewrite, using Akka actors at the core and ...
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Typed ask for Akka

Akka is a great tool for writing distributed applications. One thing that always surprised me though is that while being based on Scala, which is a very type-safe language, the elementary ...
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How to replace a build module with Veripacks

Compare the two trees below. In both cases the goal is to have an application with two independent modules (frontend and reporting), and one shared/common module (domain). The code ...
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Dependency injection with Scala macros: auto-wiring

You can look at dependency injection as a fancy name for passing parameters to a function (or constructor arguments to a constructor). However usually, DI containers do much more than ...
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Dry parameter names

How often do you see code like this, especially when using dependency injection, single-responsibility principle, and other “good practices”?                   class ...
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Starting with Scala Macros: a short tutorial

Using some time during the weekend, I decided to finally explore one the new features in the coming Scala 2.10, macros. Macros are also written in Scala so in essence a macro is a ...
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Event streaming with MongoDB

MongoDB is a really great “NoSQL” database, with a very wide range of applications. In one project that we are developing at SoftwareMill, we used it as a replicated event storage, ...
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