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Scala Central 12 @ BabylonHealth

I completely forgot to write the summary of Scala Central number 11 I attended one month ago, but here I am for the number 12 just happened in the offices of Babylon Health. First talk was “Use and abuse of… Continue Reading →

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Scala Central #9

It is a busy period, but I am not missing the important meetings. Like Scala Central number 9, that is currently my preferred meetup: firstly because it is Scala, secondly because it is always about interesting topics. This time I… Continue Reading →

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A REST API in 3 hours with Finagle

Hi everybody. Again, I have been involved in several projects lately, so I neglected the blog. Shame on me! ­čśŤ But today I can speak about something new for me. I wanted to create a REST(ful) API in a fast… Continue Reading →

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Scala Central #8

Hi all, Thursday there was the monthly Scala Central meetup (the number 8). It was hosted by The Telegraph, so we had also a nice view of the journalists working late in the evening. Moreover their offices are close to… Continue Reading →

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May Meetup @ El Rug (London Ruby User Group)

Hi all, yesterday evening I was one of the lucky people attending the monthly meetup of the El Rug (LRUG), the London Ruby User Group. I decided to go there because I started recently to work with Ruby and I… Continue Reading →

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Sudoku solver (in Scala)

Hi everybody! I knew that, in one of the Scala Central meetup, a talk was about creating a Sudoku solver. Unfortunately I didn’t attend that talk, but the challenge was nice, so I decided to try by myself to code… Continue Reading →

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Some interesting features of Scala (Part I)

This post is for those who come from Java world and who worked on Scala from time to time. I have worked on Scala almost 2 years right now, some very interesting features I have never met before in my… Continue Reading →

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Monads in Scala (and for comprehension)

After the┬ádiscussion about Monads┬áI decided to try to implement a Monad in Scala, eventually without copying from other Monads. My idea was to write something link┬áOption or┬áTry, so a container of a single, optional, value. I started by defining a… Continue Reading →

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On monads (in general and in Scala)

Hi everybody, as I have recently had the need to look for a new job, I had several interviews as Scala Senior engineer. There is still this weird habit to be very specific in the technical question, as id┬áknowing Monads… Continue Reading →

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