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  • Introduction to Interface-Driven Development Using Swagger and Scalatra

    by Dave Hrycyszyn on  Nov 06, 2012 2

    Since it began life a little over three years ago, the Scalatra web micro-framework has evolved into a lightweight but full-featured MVC framework with a lively community behind it. Scalatra started out as a port of Ruby's Sinatra to the Scala language. Since then the two systems have evolved independently, with Scalatra gaining capabilities such as an Atmosphere integration and Akka support.

  • Tackling real-world unit testing problems

    by Gil Zilberfeld on  Jul 23, 2012 1

    All the information, books and tools are out there, just pick up NUnit, and you’re good to go, right? Not exactly. Even before deciding to start unit testing, we need to sift through real experience of others; good and bad, horror stories and miracles (“This one test saved me a week of work!”). Then, we take the plunge, and realize: There’s so much to learn!

  • Java 8 vs Scala: a Feature Comparison

    by Urs Peter and Sander van den Berg on  Jun 29, 2012 27

    This article explores some of Java 8’s new features, using both Java’s proposed syntax and Scala. We cover lambda expressions, higher-order functions, parallel collections and virtual extension methods aka traits. Besides this, we will provide insights into the new paradigms integrated in Java 8, such as functional programming.

What’s new in Groovy 2.0?

Posted by Guillaume Laforge on  Jun 28, 2012

Groovy 2.0 brings key static features to the language with static type checking and static compilation. In this article, we’re going to look into those new features in more detail. 23

Lessons From A DevOps Journey

Posted by Craig Smith on  Jun 27, 2012

Matt Callanan has been pushing the boundaries of Agile software development and most recently he extended that journey to DevOps. InfoQ caught up with Matt to find out more about his experiences. 1

Benchmarking JVM Concurrency Options for Java, Scala and Akka

Posted by Michael Slinn on  Apr 26, 2012

Michael Slinn examines how to benchmark JVM concurrency options for JVM-based langauges including Java and Scala. 2

Grails Best Practices

Posted by Amit Jain on  Apr 03, 2012

Basic best practices for Grails projects gathered from mailing list, Stack Overflow, blogs, podcasts and internal discussions at IntelliGrape, categorized under controller, service, domain, views... 3

Scala or Java? Exploring myths and facts

Posted by Julio Faerman on  Mar 29, 2012

Scala is better than Java? The complexity is excessive or necessary? Understand the discussion about the language and Its environment. 22

Martin Odersky on Typesafe Stack and the Future of Scala

Posted by Michael Floyd on  Mar 12, 2012

In this Q&A Martin Odersky draws the comparisons between F# and Scala, discusses the future of Scala, and addresses once and for all the question of breaking binary compatibility. 2

David Pollak and Dick Wall Discuss Barriers to Scala Adoption

Posted by Rick Hightower on  Oct 04, 2011

InfoQ catches up with David Pollak and Dick Wall to comment on brouhaha stirring "Yes, Virginia, Scala is hard" post, as well as the future of Scala (opinions on Groovy, Ceylon, Java Lambda, and more) 21

Scala.Net and Scala with Martin Odersky

Posted by Michael Stal on  Aug 17, 2011

We talked with Martin Odersky, Chairman, Chief Architect and co-founder of Typesafe, about Scala.Net, the version of Scala that support .Net as well as about Scala in general.

An Introduction to Scala for Java Developers

Posted by Thomas Alexandre on  Aug 16, 2011

Scala combines the object-oriented and functional programming paradigms, using a concise syntax that is fully compatible with Java and runs on the JVM. This article provides an introduction to Scala. 5

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