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Posted on Aug 20, 2015 by

Better Scala Tuples With shapeless

Shapeless provides a little syntax sugar that makes a standard Tuple behave like a collection. Learn more about this API in a tutorial by Scala and Akka trainer, mentor and consultant Michael Pigg.

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Posted on Aug 19, 2015 by

Basic Akka Actors

Anyone working on concurrent and distributed applications on the JVM should be familiar with Akka. Akka is an implementation of the Actor model that can be used from Scala or Java applications to provide a concurrency model that is designed from the ground up for systems spanning multiple machines. Defining an Actor The key abstraction […]

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Posted on Jun 30, 2015 by

Rod Biresch – Blinking the LED with machine code on the W65C2655XSB microcontroller developer board

rod-biresch-led-blink-article-teaser-imageRod Biresch, one of our Software Engineers, has posted another blog entry on working with the W65C2655XSB microcontroller board. This time, he shows us how we can use machine code to blink the LED, and how it translates to assembly language.

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Posted on Jun 15, 2015 by

Rod Biresch – introducing the W65C2655XSB microcontroller developer board for low-power applications

The 65xxCELER8R boardRod Biresch, one of our Software Engineers, recently wrote a blog post about the W65C265SXB developer board based on 65xx technology. This blog post kicks off a series of posts exploring 65xx technology and how it pertains to the IoNT (Internet of Nano Things) market.

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Posted on Jun 05, 2015 by

Peeking Under The Covers in Scala

Chariot consultant Michael Pigg takes a look at using the Scala compiler's -Xprint option to show us what's happening under the covers.

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Posted on May 29, 2015 by

AngularJS 1.4.0 is released – what’s new?

What's new in AngularJS' 1.4.0 release? Chariot training director Ken Rimple explores the latest and greatest in AngularJS.

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Posted on May 27, 2015 by

A gentle introduction to Vagrant, the automated Virtual Machine builder

As a developer, you've probably heard about Vagrant, Docker, Chef and other VM and container tools. This series of articles will attempt to explain what these tools do and why you may want to investigate using them.

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Posted on May 18, 2015 by

On Learning to Code – 4 Things I Want To Tell Every Girl

Becca Refford is an intern here at Chariot Solutions where she is learning to program in Java and JavaScript. She also serves as the producer of the Chariot podcast series where she edits our podcasts and books guests. She began her tech life as a student in the TechGirlz program, and is committed to continual learning and self-improvement.

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Posted on Apr 01, 2015 by

Interesting Talks from Scala Days 2015

I was able to attend Scala Days 2015 in San Francisco and see some excellent presentations on the Scala ecosystem. I'd like to highlight ones that were of particular interest to me.

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Posted on Mar 15, 2015 by

The new Angular router – naming conventions

As of this time, the new router has a few naming conventions to be aware of. Modifying the components directory I didn't want to place my components in the root directory of my web application - instead I wanted to stick with a convention where I store all Angular code within an app prefix instead. […]

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