Alex Khvatov

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Recent posts by Alex Khvatov

Hello Paul,

I have been always wondering if to be truly successful in programming one needs to have a CS (Computer Science) degree.
What is your opinion regarding this?

Regards,
Alex
4 days ago
Hello Yehonathan,
Could you provide a good example where Data-Oriented programming would NOT be a good choice for a coding style?

Regards,
Alex
Hello Samer,
Could you describe a use case where GraphQL API would NOT be a good choice?

Thanks,
Alex
3 weeks ago
Hello Amy and Mark,
I looked in the TOC of the book. Does the 'platform' you are using in the book (Spark and Neo4j) require a certain version of Spark (let's ay >2.0) or any (1.6, for example) could be used? Do you have a 'platform' - a VM stored somewhere or a Docker we can download?

Regards,
Alex
Hello Ben,

What (text) editor would you recommend to use while crafting and testing regular expressions?
Currently I am using Notepad++ - it has pretty good support for RegEx although somewhat limited.

Thank you,
Alex
2 years ago
Hello Daniela,

I have another question.
How does your book compare to Scala for the Impatient by Cay Horstmann (of course if you are familiar with that book)?

Regards,
Alex Khvatov
3 years ago
Hello Daniela,

I have another question.
Do you cover Promises and Futures composition? (mainly: for-comprehensions)

Regards,
Alex Khvatov
3 years ago
Hello Daniela,

Do you cover any Scala frameworks in your book? I guess you are covering ScalaTest in your Unit testing chapter. Do you cover Akka framework, since Actor has been deprecated since Scala 2.10?

Regards,
Alex Khvatov
3 years ago
Hello Cay,

I had pretty much the same question already answered by you in the previous posts.
But given that Actors were deprecated in favor of Akka Actors (I guess this is the reason Actors chapter has been removed from the new release). In your book, do you provide some guidance to Scala newcomers where to look for the features unavailable in the core Scala? I am referring to Scala frameworks available.
For example a reference to Scala Index https://index.scala-lang.org/ could point Scala developers in the right direction.


Regards,
Alex
3 years ago
Have you considered using Akka HTTP? It provides an easy facility to create REST APIs.
3 years ago
Hello Cay.

Would you recommend using SBT while learning Scala?
Most of the examples in your book can be written in Scala REPL. Using SBT (or any other build tool) would benefit newcomers to Scala, in my opinion, as it makes the SDLC management a lot easier.

Regards,
Alex
3 years ago
Hi Amit and Francis,

I have two questions.

1. What is the best way for Java developers to start coding in Clojure?
2. Do you see many newcomers to Clojure writing Clojure code 'the Java way'?

Does your book cover such topics?

Thank you.
Alex
5 years ago