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first meeting

Tony Sloane, Overview of the Kiama library

Eric Torreborre, specs2: go functional!

Eric Willigers, Adventures in SBT

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  • Mark H.

    Really enjoyed it, all the talks were very interesting.

    October 21, 2011

  • Jed W.

    everyone, don't forget to sign up to the google group! https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/scalasyd/

    September 16, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I actually tweeted it earlier on today :-) (see @etorreborre). However I'm not sure what kind of conclusion you can draw: specs -> 8472, specs2 -> 10284 (specs test code: 8680, specs2 test code: 9691). The specs2 code has a bit more matchers and a few more options. I also suspect that my own specifications are insufficient (working on that,...).

    September 15, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Eric! Any chance you'll do a LoC comparison between the two versions (as one of the audience suggested)? It could be an interesting axis of comparison between the OO and fp solutions.

    September 15, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    September 15, 2011

  • Roberto

    Thanks Tony. I was always interested in language/grammar/expression parsing so Kiama looked interesting to me.

    September 15, 2011

  • Tony S.

    I'm happy for Jed to post my slides here, but they are up on the Kiama wiki if you want to get them now: http://code.google.com/p/kiama/wiki/Research

    September 15, 2011

  • Vidya

    It was a good intro to scala and functional programming. I have been doing java coding for a long time and the simplicity with which scala replaced my six lines of code to just one ; I was impressed.

    September 15, 2011

  • Roberto

    Can we have the presentations up here? Please? :)

    September 15, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fantastic for a first meetup. Well-organised, great venue, talks were good. Appreciated the addition of the beginner-level talk, if not just to make newbies feel more welcome. Great work, Jed!

    September 15, 2011

  • Roberto

    Good overall. Besides a lenghty discussion on SBT itself (which did not have anything to do with Scala), all presentations were good and had food for thought.

    September 15, 2011

  • Michael N.

    AAA+ good beer and plenty of pizza.
    Oh good talks to - what a great crowd.

    September 15, 2011

  • Jed W.

    too long, stupid organiser, but a lot of fun.

    September 15, 2011

  • Herbert

    started rather late - which pushed the finish time even further; but the overal feel of the meeting was really good

    September 15, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really enjoyed meeting other scala developers. I hope that we'll have more entry-level talks in the futures for newcomers.

    September 15, 2011

  • Stefan S.

    Excellent version 1.0! I think we had too many talks scheduled for a single event, we could probably do with fewer.

    September 15, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really good mix of talks which were appropriate from complete scala newbies to the more experienced.

    September 15, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Was for more advanced users. I'd suggest have one meetup for Scala noobs covering some of the basics maybe targeting those with a Java background.

    September 15, 2011

  • Alex

    It started too late and lasted too long.

    September 15, 2011

  • Sandra

    Great presentations!! Really learnt something.

    September 15, 2011

  • Michael N.

    IDEA + Scala plugin - used erlgrey too ! but moved to Sublime Text2 for erlang + scala (especially with Play! framework) and fell back to emacs the rest of the time.

    September 13, 2011

  • Roberto

    IntelliJ + ErlGrey plug-in, if you wanna do Erlang and avoid emacs.

    September 13, 2011

  • Roberto

    IntelliJ + Scala Plug-in, Java+Scala on the same IDE, etc

    September 13, 2011

  • Karl R.

    While I really want to here stuff about the language and programing idioms cool tools and other good stuff I'd also like to also here about the merits of different build systems, sbt v mvn v ant v anything else? In particular if developing a Lift webapp, a stand alone app or a mvn plugin. Can you hybridise the build eg kick off mvn from sbt to build a mvn plugin for a utility you are building with sbt.

    September 8, 2011

  • John K.

    @Eric, Yes, I currently execute my specification as JUnit tests, and it works very nicely, however, I had checked in the specs jar file into my repository, so that when I check it out, all the eclipse dependencies are satisfied.

    I was wondering if there was a way I could manage the dependency in eclipse better, for example by specifying it in maven and materialising the specs project.

    I confess, I'm not really a maven user so I still haven't gotten my head around how it works.

    September 8, 2011

  • Brian M.

    I'm a very happy Emacs/ENSIME user. I only write Scala occasionally. Ask me for a demo if you're interested.

    September 8, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    John you can execute your specifications as JUnit tests: http://bit.ly/p79aOQ. There might be also a way to execute sbt from maven (but I can't find a corresponding plugin anywhere). Otherwise, if you can, I'll suggest going down the sbt route.

    September 8, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    sbt is the way to go...jump in!

    September 8, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    A discussion around the topic of IDE support for Scala would be great. Not sure if we'll have time for it in this meeting, but maybe the next. I've used both Eclipse and Intellij IDEA, and would be happy to share my experiences.

    September 8, 2011

  • John K.

    I was wondering if anyone used Maven with Eclipse and Scala. I particular, if it is possible to consume specs2 via Maven, or is SBT the way to go?

    September 8, 2011

  • Nigel E.

    Not sure how many people attending will be relative scala noobs, but some discussions around merits / otherwise of various IDEs would be good. Perhaps those that use scala on a daily basis can tell us what environments they work in / one for their development?

    September 8, 2011

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