Future beginning and end in Scala

A common issue noticed when reviewing pull requests is the understanding of the boundaries of Futures. In most cases, people take for granted that given a function with this signature the full body of the function will be executed in the Future. Let’s look closely into this with a couple of examples Example 1 Here’s… Read More »

How to construct objects in Scala

Scala’s object-oriented programming style comes with some syntactic sugar and a few tricks. In order to get a better understanding of how Scala works, we will examine a few Scala examples and the corresponding byte code (in reality, the Java code resulting from decompiling the class files). Examples Empty class Simplest possible example, an empty… Read More »

How to implement a Poset in Java

Inspired by this question in Stack Overflow, I decided to try my hand at implementing a Poset in Java. In order to understand how to do this, we need to define some concepts. Basic Poset terminology Poset definition A Poset is a set of elements with a binary relation defined between them (not necessarily between… Read More »

Scala’s uniform object model

Scala is functional and object-oriented. In a way, Scala is more object-oriented than Java as it has a uniform object model similar to Smalltalk’s. So what is this uniform object model? In a nutshell: every value is an object and every operation is a method call. That’s right, there are no primitive types, i.e. 1… Read More »