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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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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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Scala Central #7

Hi all, yesterday there was the seventh Scala Central in the offices of Space Ape Games. This is a meetup organised by Alice Lloyd, a very nice person with whom I gladly speak the first time I attended one of… 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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Project for the interview at BBC (Part III)

Previously on Andrea’s blog: we have discussed how, given the setup of a database (Part I), we create Actors (with AKKA) to encapsulate workers that access our database through DAOs (or something like DAO). Now we have our Service Layer, our Data Layer…… Continue reading →

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Data structures in Scala and Java (Part I)

Of course some businesses have their specific needs for computer science. During the last round of interviews I had to face questions on some strange constructs. Nothing you cannot find in a good book on data structures, obviously, but still… Continue reading →

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Project for the interview at BBC (Part I)

Hello everybody, as I said I have done several interviews in the last 2 months. One of these was with BBC. The interview was divided into 2 parts: the first was a project, then there was the face-to-face in their… 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 knowing Monads… Continue reading →

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