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Variations for computing results from sequences in Scala

Introduction A common question from students who are new to Scala is: What is the difference between using the map function on lists, using for expressions and foreach loops? One ...
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Implicit Conversions in Scala

Following on from the previous post on operator overloading I’m going to be looking at Implicit Conversions, and how we can combine them to with operator overloading to do some ...
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Scala: Working with Predicates

I love me some Scala. Actually, since it’s now my day job, I love it all the time. It combines the short, expressiveness that I prized in Python with a rich library base (thanks ...
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First steps with Scala, say goodbye to bash scripts…

Those who know me are aware that I’ve been following play framework, and actively taking part of it’s community, for a couple of years. Playframework 2.0 is right around the corner, ...
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Using Groovy – A soft introduction

Groovy is an object-oriented programming language for the Java platform and can be used as a scripting language. Most of us but instead of using Groovy alone, we use Grails (web framework ...
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Even simpler scalability with Akka through RegistryActor

Let’s imagine, your system is deployed on one node, where you running actors that literally draining out the resources. You want to add some more nodes running actors of the same ...
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First steps into Scala

For over a full year now, I’ve been looking into Scala. I have heard many people talk about it passionately and it just got me interested. Also a lot of big companies are investing ...
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Scala for 2012? Deciding Whether to Invest In a Programming Language

I have found it both interesting and rewarding to learn a new programming language or major framework on a roughly yearly basis. If forced to self-identify with any single programming ...
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Scala’s version fragility make the Enterprise argument near impossible

I have been working with Scala for more than five years. In those five years, I’ve seen Scala evolve and seen the ecosystem and community evolve. An attribute of Scala is that ...
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Scala Tutorial – code blocks, coding style, closures, scala documentation project

Preface This is part 12 of tutorials for first-time programmers getting into Scala. Other posts are on this blog, and you can get links to those and other resources on the links page ...
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