by Bill Venners, May 9, 2022
After having served six years, I stepped down as community representative on the Scala Center Advisory Board at our most recent meeting. It was the end of my term, and we wanted to make room for new voices. This was my parting message.
The compiletime project is an attempt to better understand the relationship between the use of Scala's features and compile time. This article gives a quick overview of what we've learned so far.
by James Ward and Ryan Knight, July 11, 2012
In this article you will learn how to get started building web applications with Play 2, Scala, Squeryl, JSON, CoffeeScript, and jQuery. You will also learn how to test the application with ScalaTest and then deploy the application on the cloud with Heroku.
For those with only few minutes to spare, this post addresses the ways in which JRebel, Java’s famed redeploy killer, has made an impact on how developers spend their day coding. With JRebel, developers get to see their code changes immediately, fine-tune their code with incremental changes, debug, explore and deploy their code with ease (both locally and remotely), and ultimately spend more time learning and communicating with colleagues instead of waiting for the dreaded application redeploy to finish.
This article describes Borachio, a mock object library for Scala. Unlike the popular Java mock object libraries, Borachio does not require cglib and can therefore be used to test Android applications. In addition, unlike its Java cousins, Borachio supports both mock objects and mock functions.
Sean Landis, author of Agile Hiring, discusses how much weight to give to skills match when evaluating a candidate.
Unsure about when to adopt a new technology? Do you think your old technology is "safer"? Maybe ... or perhaps sticking with it offers risks of its own. This article discusses some of the benefits of adopting Scala rather than staying with Java.
In this interview, Frank Sommers, president of AutoSpaces, Inc., discusses how he came to use Flex for his company's enterprise application.
This article offers an introduction to FlexMonkey for testing Flex and AIR applications. In addition to discussing how FlexMonkey works, it touches on how automated functional testing can be used for “developer testing” when unit testing reaches its limits.
With a demo app from his book, Flex 4 Fun, Chet Haase shows how to use state transitions with the new Spark component architecture in Flex 4 to create dynamic component skins for better user experiences.
Jonas Bonér, the lead developer of Akka, discusses the goals of Akka and the recent Akka 1.0 release.
With a demo app from his book, Flex 4 Fun, Chet Haase shows how to use states with the new component architecture in Flex 4 to create interactive component skins for better user experiences.
With a demo app from his book, Flex 4 Fun, Chet Haase shows how to use the new component architecture, graphics tags, and filters in Flex 4 to create rich custom component skins.
Frank Sommers discusses his journey through four user interfaces HTML, Swing, Ajax, and Flex.
by Martin Odersky and Lex Spoon, December 17, 2010
In this installment of a series of articles on the latest Scala release, Scala 2.8, Martin Odersky and Lex Spoon explain how the collections library was redesigned in 2.8, and how to extend the library with new collection types.