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Blog Archive for cayhorstmann during December 2012

Nothing new here...just keep moving. I refreshed an older blog to fix some awful formatting issues that the java.net blogging system introduced when deciding to convert all &lt; to <, which makes any HTML document about generics a bit hard to read :-) People kvetch about wildcards—those pesky ? extends T and ? super T in Java generics. Personally, I didn't think they are so bad. For...
This blog explores Scala dynamic types, a new feature of Scala 2.10, and provides some hopefully interesting exercises so you can try it out for yourself. ♦ Why Dynamic Types in a Static Languages? If you use Java or Scala instead of, say, Python or Clojure, it's probably because you like compile-time type checking. Personally, if I make a sloppy error, I prefer to have the bad news up front than...