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Posts Tagged ‘Refactor

Drying up widget creation

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I continue to be amazed how Scala lets me keep my code DRY (if I care to do it the tools are there, I just need to look for them). One of the reasons that Scala allows this more than Java is that Scala supports functional programming. One thing that makes Scala interesting is that Scala blends Functional Programming and Object Oriented programming. This is often overwhelming but it really keeps the tools you need close at hand.

To start with I had to be torn kicking and screaming from my beloved object orientation. I was told I suffer from the Stockholm syndrome which was quite a hilarious way to put it. Especially since I live in Stockholm and was immediately comforted by the same person with the words “I suffer from it too, I still love C++”. So I thought maybe leaving my comfort zone is not so bad?

Yesterday it payed off and I experienced a kind of flow that was new to me in Scala. I thought I’d share that experience here step by step. Don’t expect to be blown away by my Scala-skills, If you want to be impressed in that way there are other blogs :) What follows is a real world example of  things coming together into a moment of productiveness. I guess another real world example of applying Scala to a problem could not harm? Read the rest of this entry »


Written by johlrogge

January 14, 2009 at 1:12 am

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Scala Nugget – Pattern matching and Lists

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I was whining recently about how my scala-code is java in poor disguise. I started reading the scala by example pdf that also comes with the scala installation. I just read some interesting things about lists and pattern-matching that gave me an idea how to “scalafy” the following scjava-code:

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Written by johlrogge

October 6, 2008 at 10:27 pm

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