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Programming Talks tagged with: "scala"

Minimizing the Slippery Surface of Failure — Jon Pretty

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Scala's type system allows us to enforce compile-time constraints on our programs, and to take advantage of these constraints to help reason about our code. Yet we still frequently encounter situations where extracting a value from a map is not guaranteed to succeed, or mapping across a set of cases ...

Scala Monads: Declutter Your Code With Monadic Design

In this video tutorial, Dan Rosen will show you how to use Scala's capacity for monadic design to eliminate repetitive boilerplate in your code. You'll learn to recognize places where the perpetual clutter of null checks, try-catch blocks and more can be hidden within a monad, to make your ...

Scala Versus Java

Java is no longer alone on the JVM. It now has to share space with its younger siblings JRuby, Jython, Groovy, Clojure, Scala and many others. Each new language has its own set of advantages and disadvantages compared to Java, and its own niche in which it performs best, but ...

Concurrency Anti-patterns in Scala

Blake Matheny approaches his talk at NEScala with a collection of trial-and-error experiences he's acquired as the VP of Engineering at Tumblr (who for the past year and half has adopted Scala as their primary backend development language). Blake draws on actual code used at Tumblr, describes their implications in ...

Scala Collections: Why Not?

Paul Phillips is a co-founder of Typesafe and the most prolific committer to Scala. He's spent the last 5 years developing the language, writing a lot of code and drawing a lot of conclusions, but has decided to walk away. In this talk, he explains why. He outlines what he believes ...