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Jan
22
comment Introducing Scala to a Technical Manager
Thanks for sharing your examples and congratulations that you work with Java developers open-minded enough to hear about Scala. I'll be sure to post the examples I come up with by the end of the weekend.
Jan
22
comment Introducing Scala to a Technical Manager
Great reply and good ideas. I definitely plan to steer clear of anything advanced like higher-kinded types, as I think that would work against me. My coworkers would definitely not see the appeal of Scala's more advanced functionality and would probably ding it with the "too complex" brand. I'm not sure about XML - I've definitely found it useful for quick one-offs. I'll give it some thought. In any event, some great thoughts here. Thanks!
Jan
22
comment Introducing Scala to a Technical Manager
Great reply! Thanks for taking the time to put this together!
Jan
22
comment Introducing Scala to a Technical Manager
Excellent point about audience - In this case the tech lead on my project and a top level engineer in the company. A person who still writes a lot of code (mostly C++) but also does a lot of architecture and design and has considerable influence on company technical direction.
Jan
22
comment Introducing Scala to a Technical Manager
I considered it, but I'm really very much hoping to compile a set of good code examples. This is not a PowerPoint pitch. I need to show concrete code examples.
Jan
22
asked Introducing Scala to a Technical Manager
Jan
6
comment What unit test frameworks exist for Java?
Yep - gotta say I love using Scala Specs to test my Java apps at work. Works with Maven, great to write, great output. And you can write the spec without implementing it to serve as sort of a checklist, and it shows up in Hudson for all to see as expected functionality.
Jan
6
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Jan
2
answered Is there any evidence that one of the current alternate JVM languages might catch on?
Jan
1
answered How do you encourage your organization to move from Java to Scala?
Dec
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awarded  Teacher