Category Archives: java

How to write a desktop / standalone application in Scala?

An student asked this question to me a while ago, and I figured it might be valid for other people starting with Scala as well. So I’ll try to give general directions in this post. The idea is not to … Continue reading

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Defensive object copies in java and how scala avoids it

In one word: immutability. But read on for the whole history =) In another, old post, I wrote about the usage a primitive long value instead of Date objects in attributes. This kind of thing is usually called defensive copy, … Continue reading

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TDC 2012 and Scala

From 4th to 8th July this year we will have the TDC conference in São Paulo. Although we are already very close to the event date, the call for papers is still open, so please submit something. Of special interested … Continue reading

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Slides from my Akka presentation at Just Java 2012

I just uploaded the slides from the Akka presentation I did at Just Java 2012. You can find them here. The slides are in portuguese because the audience were brazilians, of course 😉 By the way, the conference was really … Continue reading

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Akka at Just Java 2012 in São Paulo

This weekend, 18th and 19th of May, will hold the Just Java 2012 conference down here in São Paulo, Brazil. If you are in the area, please drop by. This year, I’ll give a presentation about Akka 2.0 – mainly … Continue reading

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The Developers Conference 2011

From July 6 to 10 happened The Developers Conference 2011 down here in São Paulo. The other editions were really good and, better, this one topped all of them. It was a really fun and productive event. I had the … Continue reading

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About nulls and System Properties in Scala

In Scala, it is usually a good idea to avoid nulls in your code. Instead of that, it is recommended that you use the Option class. This is how it works: if the value you are working with is null, … Continue reading

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