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Why I Introduced Scala In Our Project

I don’t like Scala. And I think it has some bad and very ugly aspects that make it a poor choice for mainstream development. But recently I still introduced it in our project. Not only that, but the team has no experience with Scala. And I’ll try to explain why that is not a bad idea. First and most important ...

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Developing Modern Applications with Scala: Database Access with Slick

This article is part of our Academy Course titled Developing Modern Applications with Scala. In this course, we provide a framework and toolset so that you can develop modern Scala applications. We cover a wide range of topics, from SBT build and reactive applications, to testing and database acceess. With our straightforward tutorials, you will be able to get your ...

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Ceylon: Ceylon Bootstrap

Ceylon 1.2.2 was released back in March, and at the time it shipped with a new feature that did not make a lot of noise, but I think it’s worth explaining it a bit more in this blog. In general Ceylon developers have to download the Ceylon distribution in order to compile Ceylon code, and so do Ceylon users. When ...

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Developing Modern Applications with Scala: Reactive Applications

This article is part of our Academy Course titled Developing Modern Applications with Scala. In this course, we provide a framework and toolset so that you can develop modern Scala applications. We cover a wide range of topics, from SBT build and reactive applications, to testing and database acceess. With our straightforward tutorials, you will be able to get your ...

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Status Report: Ceylon TypeScript Loader GSoC project

TL;DR: coming along, won’t be done in time for official GSoC deadline, I’ll just keep working. For this year’s Google Summer of Code, I am working on adding TypeScript support to the Ceylon JavaScript backend. The goal is to have a tool that, given a TypeScript module (one or more files), produces a Ceylon module for the JavaScript backend. The ...

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Modularity Changes

TL;DR: This article describes the modularity changes in the Ceylon run-time and distribution, in order to make them lighter at run-time. Skip to the Final runtime dependencies section if you just want the outcome. Ceylon has featured a modular architecture from the start. Not just for Ceylon users who write modules, but also within the Ceylon distribution. Historically we used ...

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Developing Modern Applications with Scala: Testing

This article is part of our Academy Course titled Developing Modern Applications with Scala. In this course, we provide a framework and toolset so that you can develop modern Scala applications. We cover a wide range of topics, from SBT build and reactive applications, to testing and database acceess. With our straightforward tutorials, you will be able to get your ...

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Developing Modern Applications with Scala: Build with SBT

This article is part of our Academy Course titled Developing Modern Applications with Scala. In this course, we provide a framework and toolset so that you can develop modern Scala applications. We cover a wide range of topics, from SBT build and reactive applications, to testing and database acceess. With our straightforward tutorials, you will be able to get your ...

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IntelliJ Scala and Apache Spark – Well, Now You Know

IntelliJ Scala and Spark Setup Overview In this post, we’re going to review one way to setup IntelliJ for Scala and Spark development.  The IntelliJ Scala combination is the best, free setup for Scala and Spark development.  And I have nothing against ScalaIDE (Eclipse for Scala) or using editors such as Sublime.  I switched from Eclipse years ago and haven’t ...

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