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Learning the syntax is just the first step towards mastering a new language. Idiomatic expressions and good practices must also be adopted to produce code that is readable and performant. Without guidance on its specific style, you can quickly develop habits that could cause your application to be difficult to reason about and maintain. In this talk, Daniela will analyse snippets of code and highlight common Scala anti-patterns that make them difficult to understand. You will also explore how to refactor them to improve their readability. At the end of this session, you are going to be able to recognise code smells and refactor your code to make it easier to reason about and maintain, as well as avoid common pitfalls and possible bugs.
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Daniela Sfregola is a Software Engineer, currently working at Morgan Stanley. She is an active contributor to the Scala Community, as well the maintainer of a few open source projects and organizer of the London Scala User Group meetup. She is writing a book with Manning Publications, titled "Get Programming with Scala".