Posts Tagged ‘scala’

Creating Grammar Parsers in Java and Scala with Parboiled

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

Parboiled is a modern. lightweight and easy to use library to parse expression grammars in Java or Scala and in my humble opinion it is perfect for use cases where you need something between regular expressions and a complex parser generator like ANTLR.

In the following tutorial we’re going to create a simple grammar to specify a task list and write an implementation of a parser also as unit tests for each grammar rule in Java.

Additionally, we’re using the Scala variant of Parboiled to build up an Abstract Syntax Tree parser and analyze a given task list with it.

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Using Apache Camel with Scala and the Camel Scala DSL

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Whenever I encounter a situation where I have to mix a blend of different services and endpoints and apply one or more of the traditional enterprise integration patterns then Apache Camel often is my weapon of choice.

I simply love how easy it is to set up some datasources, add some routing magic, data transformers, load balancers, content enrichers and enjoy the result.

Another thing that I’m beginning to love is Scala and so this is the perfect time to write an article about using Scala and Apache Camel together.

In the following tutorial we’re setting up our environment using SBT and Scala we’ll take a look at several interesting use cases for camel.

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A short Introduction to ScalaTest

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

ScalaTest is an excellent framework to write concise, readable tests for your Scala or Java code with less effort.

In addition it integrates well with a variety of frameworks like JUnit, TestNG, Ant, Maven, sbt, ScalaCheck, JMock, EasyMock, Mockito, ScalaMock, Selenium, Eclipse, NetBeans, and IntelliJ.

In the following short tutorial we’re going to write some tests using ScalaTest exploring features like rich matchers, BDD syntax support or web tests using Selenium/Webdriver.

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Aspects of Functional Programming in Java

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Functional programming is a trending topic these days and a lot of Java programmers are hot for the features that modern functional programming languages might offer.

Waiting for Java 8 and native closure support is a nice thing but for now we’re going to take a look at several Java frameworks that are trying to implement typical structures from those functional languages where possible using the capabilities of the Java language to emulate elements like higher-order-functions, closures, options and others …

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Snippet: Mixing Scala, Java in a Maven Project

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Having just returned from the Atlassian Camp 2012 I just toyed around with Java and Scala and wanted to share the following snippet that demonstrates how to mix code from both languages in a Maven project using the maven-scala-plugin.

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