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JavaOne 2014: Developing Java EE 7 Applications with Scala (CON2644)

20 October 2014 Comments off

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Here is the slide deck to my JavaOne 2014, San Franciso, talk Developing Java EE 7 Applications with Scala (CON2644) as a PDF. It seems that Slideshare still messes up the heavy graphical content design of my slides. You can find the entire code to the presentation on GitHub and yes the examples do all […]

JavaPosse Episode #434 Functional Programming on the JVM

02 July 2013 Comments off

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Here is a recording from the JavaPosse Round-Up 2013, which I attended this February in Crested Butte, Colorado. I put a yellow post-it note on the church board with an umbrella term: Functional Programming on the JVM/Java. It was one of the days in the morning where the open space conference really did not have […]

A Groovy Script to Keep The Internet Cafe’s WIFI Alive

26 October 2012 Comments off

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Have you ever been to an Internet Cafe and connected to the free WIFI? Have you found that after five minutes of activity the connection has been dropped and you have go through the License and Terms of Agreement again and again and again? Annoying isn’t. Well after expiring this at Charlotte Airport in the […]

Custom Ordering Scala TreeMap

12 July 2012 1 comment

3 minutes

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How do you get custom ordering in a Scala TreeMap? Well this puzzled me for a while. The answer lies in the world of implicits and receiver type converters. In a nut shell, a scala.collection.immutable.TreeMap is a SortedMap. If you look at the documentation for TreeMap, you will see it takes an Ordering[T] as an […]

Scalafication of an Equity Quote Application Part 3

26 July 2011 Comments off

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This is the final part in a series of article about porting an existing Java application to Scala. The application calls the Yahoo! Financial web service and retrieve stock quotes for the user, storing them in a local repository. The original Java project was described in the part one. In the part two of this […]

Scalafication of a Java Equity Quote Application Part 1

01 July 2011 2 comments

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Here follows in these series of three article is a description of Scala application that ported from Java. I would prefer to call this work a “Scalafication”. Many people are thinking about Scala Adoption as it gets important interest from the wider community. Did you know that Professor Martin Odersky won the Java Top Ambassador […]

Scala Adoption Seems To Be Going Well

23 June 2011 4 comments

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  So I was at the Scala Exchange at Skills Matter last week. It was a really great mini-conference that happened in the middle of personal awkward time, a somewhat busy and confusing place in my space-time, my corner of the universe. Thanks for the invitation by Skills Matter as London’s only Java Champion, one […]

Scala Adoption: Learn A New Language People!

01 June 2011 Comments off

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Yay! The Scala Adoption (Episode 353) session from JavaPosse Round Up 2011 has been released. You can listen to the JavaPosse podcast episodes online at The Lounge or try this German website directly Podcast.de. The session was proposed by Diane Marsh and myself.  There is not much more I can say to add to the […]

A Week In Scala: ACCU 2011

14 April 2011 2 comments

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It is Wednesday 13th April 2011 and I am here at the ACCU 2011 Conference again in Oxford, England. It is great to back. The last time I was in Oxford for ACCU 2008, I gave a talk on JavaFX 1.1. This morning, I presented An Introduction to Scala: The Object Functional Programming Language. The […]

ACCU 2011 Introduction to Scala Talk

28 March 2011 Comments off

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Hey All I will giving a presentation at ACCU 2011 Conference in Oxford on 13th April: Introduction to Scala. The conference takes place in Oxford at the Barceló Hotel on the outskirts of the town. Registration is still open last time I check, so if you want to go then do it now. I examined […]

Deeply Worried Q1 – Q2

16 March 2011 2 comments

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I have just had massive blow out. I seem to be fighting and arguing all the time now with close people near me. I feel ratty even talking to acquaintances. A turning point has been reach, and I honestly do not what on earth to do next about it. It would appear that investment banks […]

Moving Beyond Java on the JVM: To Be Or Not To Be

21 December 2010 Comments off

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Recently, I have been thinking about Java and Moving Beyond Java. I ruminated aloud in a couple of Audioboos and so here are a summarised listable version of these thoughts and ideas. Listen to AudioBoo: Moving Beyond Java on the JVM: To Be Or Not To Be Listen to AudioBoo: Investment Banks Moving Beyond Java? […]

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