Advent of Code 2017 ... Revolutions!!!

2018-08-11 Software-Engineering Functional-Programming Advent-of-Code Scala Kotlin

Let’s talk about the Advent of Code … again!!! Last time we talked about a/the Scala implementation. This time around I figured that I ... Read More

Kotlin ... the better Java?

2018-08-11 Software-Engineering Functional-Programming Kotlin

Everybody is talking about Kotlin. Me too!!! Obviously the question is: Is Kotlin the next better thing? Is Kotlin going to replace Java? Is Kotlin ... Read More

Advent of Code 2017 ... Reloaded!!!

2018-05-24 Software-Engineering Advent-of-Code Scala Functional-Programming

OK … it took me a while, but … hopefully it was worth it!!! Last year at christmas I did the Advent of Code and … really liked ... Read More

Category Theory for Programmers ... Reviewing THE course!

2018-04-03 Software-Engineering Haskell Functional-Programming Conferences

A couple of weeks ago Angel pointed me to a very nice lecture: Category Theory for Programmers (from/by Bartosz Milewski). Bartosz Milewski is a ... Read More

How to make your options in the future suck less!!!

2017-06-26 Software-Engineering Scala Functional-Programming

If you are here for some advise on how to invest your money (using options), you are in the wrong place. This is about how to use Scala Options in ... Read More

Functional Programming on iOS and Android - Making the impossible ... possible?!?!

2015-04-25 Software-Engineering Functional-Programming Mobile

Beginning of the year we had one of our Microsoft Senior Architects from the GDC (Global Delivery Center) in India with us. Over a couple of pints the ... Read More

Scala on Android - Gradle, Ensime and the Android UI samples

2015-01-27 Software-Engineering Scala Functional-Programming Mobile

Besides getting my first companion app done for my Pebble, I also spend some time on X-Mas to start porting the Android UI samples to Scala. The ... Read More

Scala on Android - A start ...

2014-01-28 Software-Engineering Mobile Scala Functional-Programming

I don't know what your experience is, but ... ... in my case, when I look at a new technology, one of the main (or first) hurdles is, that it takes ... Read More

To become or not to become ... a Sunday with Scala and Actors

2013-10-07 Software-Engineering Functional-Programming Scala

It is Sunday, the sun is shining ... in Ireland!!! What do you do? Right: You get your laptop and finally start to get your head around the actor ... Read More

Teaching Scala @ TCD ... back to the roots

2012-11-10 Software-Engineering Conferences Scala Functional-Programming

20 years ago I used to teach object-oriented programming (based on Eiffel) at my old university in Germany. This week I got the chance to experience a ... Read More