Tag Archives: java

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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Migrating a java project to scala

Hi everybody! This time I wanted to bring something different about scala – so I decided to migrate a java project to this language. The chosen one is an open source test framework for the Web Objects framework (sorry for … Continue reading

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Just Java 2011

Hi! Its been a long time since I last posted about an event. So, to recover from the sadness, lets talk about Just Java 2011, a Java event that happened this last weekend here in São Paulo. The event consisted … Continue reading

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Scala at the guardian uk

Hi! In the news this last week, there was some information regarding the usage of Scala by The Guardian, a UK newspaper, and one of the biggest on the planet. I was aware that they were using Scala internally, but … Continue reading

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sbt and maven

A few months ago I talked about my first impressions about sbt (simple build tool) here. My conclusion at the time was that NetBeans + Maven combination would suit me better. This changed a little bit, so I’m revisiting this … Continue reading

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Why I gave up Google App Engine for now

Google App Engine is nice. Cloud Computing is nice. But I’m giving up GAE for now, and bellow is why. I (re)started to play around with Google App Engine about one or two weeks ago. Of course I read a … Continue reading

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Simple Build Tool for Scala

Recently I started looking at some alternatives for increasing productivity when writing code and building systems in Scala. One option that is getting some attention is SBT – Simple Build Tool. In some ways, it is similar to Spring Roo. … Continue reading

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