Spaghetti and Hammers

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  • April 13, 2016

    Why I quit using Slack (during working hours)

    This month Slack announced to have raised $200M on its most recent financing. At the same time I started to turn off Slack during working hours.One chat to rule them allSlack (just as Hipchat, and many other alternatives) are messaging apps for t...

  • April 08, 2016

    Signing Git commits

    Last week GitHub released another new feature: GPG signature verification.While it may seem something new, Git already supports signing commits and tags with GPG . Still, GitHub turned easier to verify if the commit is signed by the author, introd...

  • March 26, 2016

    Saving JSON to Scala model - Part 2

    Following up my previous post on mapping json objects to Scala models, it is time to present some more advanced use cases.In the past weeks I have found myself in cases where a little more ‘magic’ was needed: Read dates from the json (org.joda.Da...

  • March 08, 2016

    Git Status Notifier

    Git has become one of the most essential tools for every developer. While most developers trust in GitHub to host their git repositories, Bitbucket, and more recently Gitlab, have become worthy alternatives.When users rely so much on those service...

  • January 05, 2016

    Saving JSON responses to your model in Scala

    If you deal with external APIs (like Twitter, Facebook, Intercom, Github, and many others) on a regular basis there’s a big chance that you have already dealt with JSON answers before.JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) is a lightweight data-interch...

  • December 18, 2015

    Open Source Development: a few guidelines

    This post was originally published on Codacy blog by me:I believe the Open Source movement is the biggest breakthrough in software development. Open Source has allowed many projects to increase the number of contributors (and contributions) to unr...

  • November 09, 2015

    Play framework, Slick and MySQL Tutorial

    Edit: You may want to have a look at the updated example using Play 2.7 instead of Play 2.4 at Play Framework and Slick example updatedTypical nowadays applications need to store some persistent data frequently. And when we talk about persistent...

  • September 20, 2015

    Playing with Instagram API

    For those who don’t know, the Play Framework is the standard web framework for Scala (also available to Java), and it is similar to many other MVC frameworks, such as Spring MVC, Ruby on Rails, Django, and so on.And it has been a while since I’ve ...