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    Tackling real-world unit testing problems

    by Gil Zilberfeld Follow 0 Followers 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!

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    Java 8 vs Scala: a Feature Comparison

    by Urs Peter Follow 0 Followers , Sander van den Berg Follow 0 Followers 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.

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    What’s new in Groovy 2.0?

    by Guillaume Laforge  Followers on  Jun 28, 2012 32

    The newly released Groovy 2.0 brings key static features to the language with static type checking and static compilation, adopts JDK 7 related improvements with Project Coin syntax enhancements and the support of the new “invoke dynamic” JVM instruction, and becomes more modular than before. In this article, we’re going to look into those new features in more detail.

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Lessons From A DevOps Journey

Posted by Craig Smith Follow 2 Followers 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

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Benchmarking JVM Concurrency Options for Java, Scala and Akka

Posted by Michael Slinn Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 26, 2012

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

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Grails Best Practices

Posted by Amit Jain Follow 0 Followers 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... 5

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Scala or Java? Exploring myths and facts

Posted by Julio Faerman Follow 0 Followers on  Mar 29, 2012

Scala is better than Java? The complexity is excessive or necessary? Understand the discussion about the language and Its environment. 23

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Martin Odersky on Typesafe Stack and the Future of Scala

Posted by Michael Floyd Follow 0 Followers 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. 1

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David Pollak and Dick Wall Discuss Barriers to Scala Adoption

Posted by Rick Hightower Follow 0 Followers 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

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Scala.Net and Scala with Martin Odersky

Posted by Michael Stal Follow 0 Followers 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.

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An Introduction to Scala for Java Developers

Posted by Thomas Alexandre Follow 0 Followers 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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Twitter Shifting More Code to JVM, Citing Performance and Encapsulation As Primary Drivers

Posted by Charles Humble Follow 18 Followers on  Jul 04, 2011

While still a major user of Ruby and Rails, Twitter has gradually been moving more and more of its stack to Java and Scala. InfoQ spoke to Twitter engineer Evan Weaver to find out more. 13

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