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  • Mobilizing your website

    I just spent two days adding a mobile front end to a web app a few months ago. It is a reference app called Rabbit Trader, an app that demonstrates our JMS on Rabbit module targeted for vFabric 5.3. To hear more about that module, you’ll have to wait a bit.

    All I can say is […]

  • When testing really matters

    This past Tuesday, we had James Ward, principal developer advocate for Heroku, give a presentation on the Play Framework, scala/java, and Heroku at the Nashville JUG. Suffice it to say, it was a really awesome presentation. This was far from a sales pitch, and more like a lets-get-our-hands on this framework and build a web […]

  • Scala makes it easy to evaluate financial problems

    Over the past couple of years, I have been innately fascinated by the emergence of scala. Discovering it’s incredible power of type inference, a very extensive collections API, pattern matching, and many other things have been very alluring.Recently, I had a question pop into my head regarding financial data. You see, I often hear people […]

  • Scala is EJB2? I don’t think so

    I just read Stephen Colebourne’s blog entry that is circulating the twittersphere. I’m about to post some comments, so I guess this means that I don’t “tolerate dissent.”First of all, please don’t pull out the infamous “(0 /: l)(_ + _)” argument okay? I get it that not everyone understands foldLeft’s, but it’s not that […]

  • Programming is hard – Part 3

    In this latest installment of Programming is hard, let’s talk about abstractions. (For previous readings, see Part 1 and Part 2).

    I read a column by Ted Neward where he points out how software development is unlike any other industry. We have to deal with abstractions ALL the TIME. As he stated so eloquently, you can’t […]

  • Programming is hard – Part 2

    NOTE: You can also read Part 3 of this blog series.

    The debate about the complexity of scala ensues. As I previously wrote, programming is hard! Trying to conclude how easy or hard scala is based on language constructs isn’t feasible.

    In a really active thread on the LinkedIn Scala Enthusiasts group, someone posted:
    …encapsulation is the most […]