as someone who complained a lot about the speed of the Scala compiler in the past, to me that’s a solved problem, I do not think it’s particularly slow anymore.. combination of ScalaTest and 2.12.3 is pretty fast..
08/18/2017, 5:06 PM
Rob, how much is your usage/developing between Kotlin and Scala nowadays?
08/18/2017, 5:34 PM
well I was completely off on scala, then I did a piece recently that involved parsing and found several parsers implemented in scala (including the combinators that were in their stdlib but were subsequently removed) so I decided to do that piece in Scala and have to say that was a good experience..
then I went kind of bananas on the literature: had gone through 1st ed of Odersky, got 3rd and started through it (2/3), got ‘the Red Book’ and the Ghosh book on Functional Reactive Domain Modeling, which is kind of like DDD + Redux…
then I took a Bayesian classifier I had done in Kotlin (and before that in Java) and did it in Scala
also a good experience
Kotlin is basically (by its own admission) the good parts of Scala
but I am finding there might be some other good things, been thinking about doing a Medium post about the axis of languages that are all variants on a common base: Scala, Kotlin and Swift..