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Dave Orme muses about agile and functional programming.

My current work emphasizes SOA applications using Scala, Kubernetes, and AWS with a React-based SPA front-end. I'm also interested in progressive web applications and developer tools.


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Everything I say here is my own opinion and not necessarily that of my employer.


Speaking at Chicago Area Scala Enthusiasts Meeting

I'll be speaking at the Chicago Area Scala Enthusiasts (CASE) meeting this coming Thursday. We'll cover the following:

  • News from the Scala LiftOff East in Reston Virginia two weeks ago
  • I'll talk about using DSLs written in Scala to improve Java projects

Although I haven't decided on the final content yet, topics I'm considering in order to illustrate this second point include:

  • Showing how to use the excellent Specs unit testing DSL (a great way to get Scala into a Java shop)
  • A “Make”-like DSL I wrote as my first DSL (doesn't nearly everybody?)
  • Simplifying Java code by evolving Java into a Scala DSL by translating to Scala and then stepwise introducing Scala idioms

I'd love to hear about what people what to hear about. Please comment. :-)

To sign up, please visit: before noon, the day of the event.


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