I started using Scala 5 years ago instead of Java after starting (but never quite finishing) to read the first edition of Programming in Scala. First only present in tests, my first attempts at Scala code would quite soon invade small utility classes and before I knew it take over all of my projects. There… Continue reading
Update (18.11.2015): added spray-json-shapeless library Update (06.11.15): added circe library Some time ago I wrote a post on relational database access in Scala since I was looking for a library and there were many of them available, making it hard to make a choice. It turns out that the situation is similar if not worse… Continue reading
Our daughter Valérie was born two three weeks ago. This post is a collection of thoughts and first impressions that my tired brain will probably forget if I don’t write them down.
As a child (I think I was around 6 at that time), I wanted to become an inventor, much like Gyro Gearloose. My father wisely pointed out that this wasn’t a job that existed on the job market, but that the closest thing was likely to become an engineer of some kind. And so I… Continue reading
TL;DR: Play applications are not automagically performant. I’m writing a book that shows how to use Play correctly, especially when used to working with threaded web-servers such as Tomcat or Jetty. Save 50% with the code mlbernhardt.
I’ve been using Akka for 3 years in a variety of projects and by now, I have a hard time imagining to deal with some of the parts of my work without it. Sure, Scala provides other powerful paradigms for dealing with concurrency, but I find Actors to be one of the most elegant concept… Continue reading
Update: Added Squeryl, thanks to @JoeZulli for the heads-up Update 2: Added link to latest Squeryl release for Scala 2.10 and 2.9.2 I recently started working with relational databases again from within Scala, after a while in JSON-land (mostly MongoDB and elasticsearch). During that time, I’d been happily working with lightweight libraries / DSLs that… Continue reading
Two weeks ago, I went to speak about Scala at the Java2Days conference in Sofia, Bulgaria. This was the 5th edition of the conference, and my first time there. A small group of speakers (to the extent of my knowledge, Josh Long, John Willis and Andrew Lombardi) has been flying overseas every year to attend… Continue reading
Here are the slides from my talk at Devoxx 2013 in Antwerp: The sample application built in the slides is also available on GitHub. Devoxx was great, as always! A huge thank to Stephane and his crew for making it happen, year after year!