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Good use of Closures

Not long ago, in a blog post, I explained what Closure were in Groovy. This blog post will explain one good example of using them. I recently found myself having to write the same ...
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Closures in Groovy

The simpliest explanation of a closure in Groovy is that it is anonymous function.                   def closure = { println "I am a closure" ...
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Groovy’s Smooth Operators

Take a trip back to 1984.  Apple release the Macintosh, ’The Final Battle‘ is about to commence in V and Scotland win the Five Nations completing a grand slam in the process. ...
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Grails: Applying build information to your builds

Occasionally, when I buy some food I check the label to see how unhealthy it is in an effort to remind myself to eat better. I probably should do this more often but that’s another ...
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How could Scala do a merge sort?

Merge sort is a classical “divide and conquer” sorting algorithm. You should have to never write one because you’d be silly to do that when a standard library class ...
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Scala pattern matching: A Case for new thinking?

The 16th President of the United States. Abraham Lincoln once said: ‘As our case is new we must think and act anew’. In software engineering things probably aren’t ...
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Scala: Collections 1

This post contains some info on Scala’s collections. Problem? We want a function that will take an List of Rugby players as input and return those players names that play for ...
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Scala: call me by my name please?

In Java, when frameworks such as log4J became popular in Java architectures it was a common occurence to see code such as:                   if ...
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Scala: Do you partially understand this?

Nearly everyone who learns Scala can get confused over the word partial used in the contexts:Partial functions Partially applied functionsLet’s look at both. Partially applied ...
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Scala function literals

Functions are an important part of the Scala language. Scala Functions can have a parameter list and can also have a return type. So the first confusing thing is what’s the difference ...
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