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From Imperative to Functional Programming: a grouping issue (and how to solve it)

This is the 3rd post in the From Imperative to Functional Programming focus series. There's a whole category of problems related to grouping e.g.: Given a collection of person, return a list of pairs with the first value the age, and the second one the collection of persons of that age. Given a collection of orders, return a list of pairs with some price range _e.g._ $0-$100, $101-$200, etc. as the first value, and the number of such orders as the second one. Given a collection of words, return a

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From Imperative to Functional Programming using Arrow

This is the 1st post in the From Imperative to Functional Programming focus series. Some time ago, I watched the talk FP to the max. While the end of the talk is quite Scala-ish, the beginning can be of interest regardless of the language. In the talk, the speaker tries to migrate a standard imperative-like application using a functional approach. I wanted to check if it was possible to do the same in Kotlin.

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Git service providers comparison

Since its inception, the attitude of GitHub toward repositories was to allow unlimited public repositories, while make private ones paying. Whether it’s a consequence of Microsoft’s acquisition or not, this stance changed recently: GitHub announced private repositories were also made free, for up to 3 contributors. There was a lot of celebration on the Web, but not from my side. This move looks more like a (desperate?) move to keep developers on GitHub. Whether that’s the case

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A hard look at the state of Java modularization

When Jigsaw was released with Java 9, it was the end of a long process - it had been postponed already - and it had to be released. With the coming of Java 11, the latest Long-Term Support, I think it’s a good time to take a snapshot of the state of modularization. I’ll use the Top 20 Libraries and APIs Java Developer should know as a reference, and check for each of them if the latest version: provides an automatic module nameor has a module-info In the first case, the JAR has a

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Hacking a web page's JavaScript

I recently acquired a Logitech Spotlight Presentation Remote to help me during my presentations. While some conferences propose clickers to speakers, not all of them do. And it’s quite inconvenient to be bound to the laptop to advance to the next slide when presenting, as I like moving around in general. When I received the remote, I was eager to test it, and I was happy to assert it worked on Google Slides. The root issue I went to a meetup just afterwards, and I couldn’t help no