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Scala Tutorial – Tuples, Lists, methods on Lists and Strings

Preface This is the second in a planned series of tutorials on programming in Scala for first-time programmers, with specific reference to my Fall 2011 course Introduction ...
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Scala Tutorial – Scala REPL, expressions, variables, basic types, simple functions, saving and running programs, comments

Preface The is the first of several Scala tutorials I’m creating for my Fall 2011 graduate Introduction to Computational Linguistics course at UT Austin, loosely based ...
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Fun with function composition in Scala

The goal of this post is to show how a list of functions can be composed to create a single function, in the context of mapping a set of values using those functions. It’s a cute ...
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Scala use is less good than Java use for at least half of all Java projects

So, I made a post about agreeing with a post about Scala being “hard” for a large portion of Java developers. This post caused a fair amount of “discussion” ...
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Yes, Virginia, Scala is hard

Let me first say that I am a Scala lover and have been a Scala champion for almost 5 years. I’ve written books and articles on Scala. I’ve worked with dozens of companies ...
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Testing with Scala

When learning a new language or framework one of my early questions is nowadays: What about testing? Obviously I asked that for Scala as well. If there is anything to complain about ...
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How Scala changed the way I think about my Java Code

Some people advocate their preferred language as the only way to enlightenment and productivity boosts way in the two digit percentage range compared to another language in the same ...
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What features of Java have been dropped in Scala?

Despite more complex and less intuitive syntax compared to Java, Scala actually drops several features of Java, sometimes for good, other times providing replacements on the standard ...
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