Scala, Maven and Tests..
I moved my sbt project to maven recently and discovered that none of my tests were getting detected when I ran mvn test. After looking around a bit, it was a missing annotation on the test class which fixed the problem. I am sure you can google around and its right there, but thought of making a note here as well. package com.ign.orinoco.test import org.scalatest.matchers.ShouldMatchers import...
Play!Framework 2.0 Beta : Not happy
Being a huge fan of PlayFramework, I decided to try the 2.0 beta today. However, the good ol’ SBT came to haunt me again. I feel really bad for having to say that this is not something I expected from Play!. They should have stayed with the Python tools they had for build management rather than picking such a platform and version dependent tooling system. Or better, they should have bundled...
Evolving Scala Echosystem
After spending a few months with Scala, I am at a point where I’ve found quite a bit of tidbits on digging myself in a hole, and managing to get out of it. So far I’ve found that sbt is a pain in the ass, maven is not as bad as its set out to be, salat is a decent object (well case class) to DBObject mapper, and lift is not that scary to tippie-toe into. IGN’s Video API was the...
Scala for the Impatient
One thing that I do not have is patience. More so when picking up a new programming language. Downloaded the free PDF from Typesafe’s site, enjoying it. Such books are quite rare in the market, not just limited to Scala IMO. Any programming book with exercises after every chapter wins my vote. Too bad its a little half baked in terms of content, but the print and final edition looks more...
Starting to use 500px for my pictures! →
I’ve been trying to find a place to host the pictures that I would share with the interwebs and get feedback and what not. Flickr seems to be stuck in the time machine, G+ and PIcassa seems to be getting better but not right now. My photographer neighbor recommended 500px and I am hooked! I will put more pictures on the site and see how it works out. I am nowhere near being even an amateur...