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on 1/23/2017 1:00 AM
Tweet Note: read the whole series here.   Last time around we looked at Scala’s Case Class in depth and how it compares to F#’s Discriminated Unions. F# also has Active Patterns, which is a very powerful language feature in its own right. Unsurprisingly, [...]
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on 1/16/2017 1:00 AM
Tweet Note: read the whole series here.   Continuing on from where we left off with traits last time around, let’s look at Scala’s case class/object which can be used to create Algebraic Data Types (ADTs) in Scala.   Case Class You can declare an ADT in F[...]
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on 1/12/2017 1:00 AM
Tweet Note: read the whole series here.   Continuing on from where we left off with type inference last time around, let’s look at a language feature in Scala that doesn’t exist in F# – traits. Scala has both abstract classes and traits (think of them as [...]
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on 1/9/2017 1:00 AM
Tweet It’s a new year, a new job, a new language (Scala) and runtime (JVM) to work with. After a week of learning about my new surroundings at Space Ape Games and getting up to speed with Scala I have learnt a fair bit. In my own journey (aided by Twitter[...]
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on 2/1/2016 8:52 AM
I've recently had reason to do a bit of work with JNI .  Throughout the course of this work I had to do quite a lot of Googling in order to figure out how to properly manage the caching of various JNI objects used by my C++ code. Some JNI objects can be s[...]
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on 11/24/2014 12:40 AM
This weekend Evelina, Yan an I had the pleasure of speaking at f(by) the first dedicated functional conference in Belarus. It was a short hop by train from Vilnius to Minsk, where we had been attending Build Stuff. Sergey Tihon, of F# Weekly fame, was wai[...]
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on 8/25/2014 1:27 PM
Following on from VB.Net’s new basic pattern matching support, the C# team has recently put forward a proposal for record types and pattern matching in C# which was posted in the Roslyn discussion area on CodePlex: Pattern matching extensions for C# e[...]
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on 4/3/2014 10:28 AM
Microsoft’s Build 2014 conference is currently in full flow, one of the new products announced is Orleans, an Actor framework for Azure. There’s an MSDN blog article with some details, apparently it was used on Halo 4. Demis Bellot of ServiceStack fame,[...]
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on 1/3/2014 4:00 PM
So I’ve been giving a little more time and attention to both Scala and Vagrant.  Vagrant is a nice way to manage development environments via the use of VM’s and Scala, of course, is a great hybrid of OO and FP.  One of the things I’ve done is to start wo[...]
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on 9/21/2013 9:38 PM
This was my second time at The Strange Loop. When I attended in 2011, I said that it was one of the best conferences I had ever attended, and I was disappointed that family plans meant I couldn't attend in 2012. That meant my expectations were high. The m[...]
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