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Cats and type classes

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I love going to Scala meetups and living in London gives you tons of chances to attend lots of them. In the past year there has been a spike in the number of Scala communities, making it easy for everybody to attend. Do you fancy an introductory talk? Do you w…

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An intro to algebraic structures

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TL;DR just maths, no code A couple of weeks ago I was going through the Typelevel libraries and I noticed that I've never played around with Algebra, an experimental project that interoperates with Cats via the kernel module. Algebra is used by Algebird (twitt…

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Integration testing with Docker and PSQL

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When developing an application, integration tests are always an important part of our testing coverage, since they help us ensuring that the different pieces together work fine. In our case, the integration tests that we wanted to write were related to Postgre…