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Power with control: Scala control structures and abstractions

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So ramping up with the Scala 101 series, I thought now is an appropriate juncture to introduce control structures in Scala. To a certain extent, working with the Scala language presents a vista wherein the developer is afforded much greater freedom than in many other environments, but therein lies a great many choices and a sense of responsibility. As such, ...

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ScaTDD: Casting an eye over three major Test frameworks in Scala

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Testing has traditionally been the gateway process for Scala development at a number of Java shops looking to evolve their tech stack with minimal disruption or committment. This posts hopes to cover three of the main testing frameworks in the Scala landscape, ( Specs2, Scalatest and Scalacheck) with an example of the classic FizzBuzz test, for how they can be ...

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A crash course in Scala types

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After many years of Java development, discovering Scala’s type system and related features was something of a departure for me. Suffice to say GADT wasn’t my first four letter utterance when learning about pattern matching on types, let alone what, when and how to use variance annotations and generalized type constraints. To kick things off, here’s a ‘small but powerful‘ ...

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Partial updates in an immutable World

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This post was prompted by a conversation with a good friend, who is an experienced Java developer taking their first, tentative, steps towards becoming a Scala programmer. Basically, the conversation went as follows: “…Immutability seems good and like a goal I should aim for. How can I get this in my domain objects without having to provide a multiplicity of ...

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