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Scala: The difference between val and var

This is a short Scala post to explain what the difference is between val and var. I was showing some Scala code to a co-worker this past week and he was asking what the difference was between val and var. It is quite simple:


Review of The Well-Grounded Java Developer

This is a review of The Well-Grounded Java Developer, Vital techniques of Java 7 and polyglot programming. Written by Benjamin J. Evans and Martijn Verburg. The book was published in July, 2012 and it contains 496 pages

This is an excellent…


Installing Scala 2.10 on Eclipse Juno

Scala 2.10 was released yesterday and I decided to take a look at it. But first what is Scala anyway? From the Scala site:

Scala is a general purpose programming language designed to express common programming patterns in a concise, elegant, and typ…


Java Training Day 5

Last day of the training and I am glad it is over…this stuff is draining

Here is what was covered today

Network Programming
Low Level TCP/IP Protocols
IPv4 and IPv6
UDP Multicast

Message Based protocols
Connections framework…


Java Training Day 4

Java Day 4

The Collections Framework
Legacy Container Classes
A container is an object that holds a collection of other objects
An array is a simple container. Arrays have a couple of limitations
. The size is fixed
. All the members of the arra…