Monthly Archives: October 2009

Early experiences with serious Scala code

A few quick notes on my first experiences writing serious Scala code. I had heard the IDE plug-ins had some bugs.  For me, understatement of the year!  The Eclipse plugin would not even let me paste in text, frequently would not let me insert text into source code with syntax errors in it – had […]

My first real use of Scala Actors

I have written lots of multi-threaded code in C++ and more recently Java.  I have always found it a bit tricky to get right, but more importantly it was easy for someone else maintaining the code to trip up on some of the subtleties.  All these mutable data structures that got shared between threads.  You […]