Saturday, March 28, 2015

Simple rest with scala

If you are interested in writing simple rest enabled Web apps and are looking for a sinatra like framework in the java world, scalatra may be the answer.
It leverages the rich feature set of scala and the rich community of java. It uses jetty by default making it easy to use without complicated setup but I guess that the end product could be used in a traditional container server quite easily

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Programming scala

Finished this book (almost). Oh boy this book goes deep. Deeper than I would like for an introductory book. That is good and bad at the same time. It is an investment. It also presents best practices in a number of cases and provides elegant solutions in a number of problems.
So I will say that it is a good book to read more than once.

Monday, March 2, 2015


Finished reading this book by top gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson.
This is a book about his experiences while filming the Motorworld episodes around the world.
It makes for a nice relaxed reading especially if you are a motorsports fan. It is not heavy on technical details and Clarkson's humour makes it really easy to read.