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Scala: Predicate Composition with Lens-Like Structures

I’ve been playing around with a few ideas on how to apply a lens-like construct on arbitrary Scala collections that also combines the power of predicate composition as opposed to … Continue reading

January 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Gang of Four Patterns With Type-Classes and Implicits in Scala (Part 2)

edit: I’m really not happy about how this blog post turned out. There’s something important in there that’s muddled and unclear but has to do with dependency inversion and the … Continue reading

March 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Gang of Four Patterns With Type-Classes and Implicits in Scala

Type-classes, as they’re known within the Scala language, have a wonderful place in library development. They make code open to extension, less verbose and simplify APIs. I’ve yet to find many … Continue reading

March 9, 2013 · 2 Comments

Squealer: An Anti-ORM Influenced Scala Tool for Working with Relational DB

I was reading a blog post from Prismatic the other day and it got me thinking about how we, as programmers, have diverged so much from our roots. In the … Continue reading

April 28, 2012 · 8 Comments

Scala: Working with Predicates

I love me some Scala.  Actually, since it’s now my day job, I love it all the time.  It combines the short, expressiveness that I prized in Python with a … Continue reading

January 29, 2012 · 2 Comments

Scala: The Million Trait March…

Traits are arguably one of the nicest things about Scala.  Doubly so to anyone who has had to deal with the strict OO-rigidity imposed by Java.  Component driven, loosely coupled … Continue reading

September 25, 2011 · Leave a comment

Android: Libraries you should be using

Anything and everything that makes life easier to develop for Android should be looked into.  There are a couple of libraries that make testing easier, increase the modularity of your … Continue reading

June 4, 2011 · 1 Comment