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ScalaFP: Mystery Of Scala Higher Kinded Type.

Scala type system holds a lot of mysteries. Sometimes these mysteries confuse us but mostly they provide us with a powerful feature. Today we will be discussing one of them called Higher Kinded Type Or Second Order Type. Before moving to higher kinded type lets brush up our basics first. Higher Order Function: So, functional programming follows an artistic rule called “functions are the first Continue Reading

Effective Programming In Scala – Part 3 : Powering Up your code implicitly in Scala

Hi Folks, In this series we talk about the concepts that provide a better definition to the code written in scala. We provide the methods with some definitions that lead to perform a task in a better way. Lets have a look at what we have done in the series so far, Effective Programming in Scala – Part 1 : Standardizing code in better way Continue Reading

Introduction to Shapeless !

Shapeless is a type class and dependent type based generic programming library for Scala. It is an Open Source project under the Apache License v2, hosted on github. Well, simply put, it is a well known library for generic programming in scala. Earlier, reflection APIs were used to write generic programs. However, since reflection is usually done in runtime, it sacrifices type-safety, and introduces runtime Continue Reading

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