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java.asInstanceOf[Scala]

8th December 2016 in London at Business Design Centre

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One of the great benefits of Scala is access to Java libraries. One of the great headaches of Scala is using Java libraries.

Many Scala libraries build on the shoulders of Java libraries that do the heavy lifting, providing a more comfortable interface, but sometimes the benefits don't outweigh the costs.

How do you decide when it is worth it? How do you make it useful for someone other than yourself? How do you decide quite how far to go?

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java.asInstanceOf[Scala]

Philip Wills

Phil is a Senior Developer Manager at the Guardian.