About Iris Shoor

Iris is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder at Takipi where she designs tools that help developers debug Java and Scala in production. Her main interests are creative products, marketing for developers and nitpicking small UX details

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Java 8: Compiling Lambda Expressions in The New Nashorn JS Engine

In a recent post I took a look at how Java 8 and Scala implemented Lambda expressions. As we know Java 8 is not only introducing improvements to the javac compiler, It’s also introducing ...
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The Anatomy of a Great Stack Overflow Question (After Analyzing 10,000)

How to phrase a question in Stack Overflow in order to get better answers Stack Overflow offers a great interface for accessing all of its data and running any possible query in the ...
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Java and Scala event calendars for 2014

With Java 8 right around the corner and Scala picking up so much steam, 2014 is going to be a super interesting year for developers. With so much going on, and so many events and meetups ...
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Mirror Mirror – Using Reflection To Look Inside The JVM at Run-time

Developers: Takipi tells you when new code breaks in production –  Learn more We’re all used to employing reflection in our everyday work, either directly, or through frameworks ...
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Top 100 Most Popular Scala Libraries – Based on 10,000 GitHub Projects

As Scala developers working in a language and ecosystem that’s rapidly growing and evolving, we’re faced with a constant dilemma whenever we write new code – go with that hot ...
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The Logging Olympics – A Race Between Today’s Top 5 Java Logging Frameworks

Developers: Takipi tells you when new code breaks in production –  Learn moreLog4J vs SLF4J simple vs Logback vs Java Util Logging vs LOG4J2 Logging is an age-old and intrinsic ...
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GitHub’s 10,000 most Popular Java Projects – Here are The Top Libraries They Use

As Java developers working with a language that’s both mature yet highly evolving, we’re faced with a constant dilemma whenever we write new code – go with the hot new technology ...
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Java Debugger – The Definitive List of Tools

Java debugging is a complex space. There are many types of debuggers, and numerous tools to choose from. In this page, we’ll cover the differences between 7 types of debuggers, and ...
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How To Write Your Own Java / Scala Debugger

With this post we’ll explore how Java / Scala debuggers are written and work. Native debuggers such WinDbg for Windows or gdb for Linux/Unix get their power from hooks provided to ...
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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Synchronization in Java and Scala

Practically all server applications require some sort of synchronization between multiple threads. Most of the synchronization work is done for us at the framework level, such as by ...
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