Hit the ground running: Scala, and the future of functional

You may have heard about Scala.  This language is taking the big data world by storm.  If you’re an object-oriented/procedural programmer, this post will show you how to adapt the concepts you already know into Scala’s lightweight functional syntax. Here are some of the highlights of Scala Optionally functional, optionally object-oriented Runs on the JVM (so […]

Creating an Invisible Application: Adding email as an interface for an application

This post is designed to serve as a brief technical overview of a recent feature added to ServiceSpark, a community service management platform I develop as a volunteer for the United Way of Albany County. ServiceSpark uses email to send email notifications to volunteers about new events and new comments on events that the volunteer is […]

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