Scala is a general purpose programming language principally targeting the Java Virtual Machine. Designed to express common programming patterns in a concise, elegant, and type-safe way, it fuses both imperative and functional programming styles.

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A Cipher with 2 methods for encryption/decryption

I'd like advice on how this could be written more efficiently, idiomatically, or just anything that could be improved upon. I'd also like to know if there's an alternative to my ...
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Idiomatic Scala for nested map/flatmap

Does anybody have an idea on how to make this code more idiomatic? I tried to use scalaz Traverse, but it didn't really help. Given the types and method signatures: ...
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First four Project Euler in Scala

I was working on teaching myself some Scala and decided to tackle some Project Euler problems. The first four of these turned out to be one liners. ...
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Generating a game board with squares in a rectangle

I am trying to generate a game board (similar to a Monopoly board). I am new to Scala and am thinking that there may be a better way to do this. But improvements to the code are also welcome. ...
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zipWith function in Scala

My implementation works, but it looks very ugly. Curious to see how it's better implemented. The zipWith function takes a list of lists (...
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Removing nested blocks from a string

I wrote this function in scala that uses tail recursion to remove nested blocks from a text. Usage examples: ...
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Dealing with state

I am working on something that involves the observer pattern. A simple version of that looks like this: ...
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“Pure” functional simple Scala battle game simulation

I am a long time imperative programmer (mostly C++) taking my first forays into functional programming with Scala. I am following some online tutorials about functional programming and Scala and I'm ...
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Ported C# scheduling to Scala - does not feel idiomatic

I'm taking a design workshop, we've received a short task which is: To parse an input file of processor jobs. To simulate scheduling of those jobs on a parallel computer (each job needs X ...
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Access case class parameter inside a map with default [closed]

I have a map whose values are case classes, and I want to access one parameter of that case class with a default value if they map doesn't contain the provided key. ...
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Simple search engine using TF-IDF (200 LOC)

I wrote simple search engine based on TF-IDF statistic and cosine similarity. I am still learning Scala, so would be glad to hear comments (here or at GitHub) regarding my code from Scala ...
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Comparing equivalent Scala and C# string-manipulation code - with Scala running much slower

I am very early in my journey of learning Scala, and I was doing challenges on hackerrank.com to get used to the syntax. As I finished one (very trivial) challenge, I noticed that the run times seem ...
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Value Mapper service

I have some data I'm getting from an external source that I don't control and have been told that I have to map some of it to "user friendly" display values. So I wrote a little utility service to do ...
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Removing asInstance[T] from scala code

I've written this scala code and I cannot work out how/if it is possible to remove the asInstance in the definition of class ...
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Distributing workload using Akka Router with exception handling

I am fairly new to Akka and I am interested in any feedback about the following code. Is this the correct way to go about distributing workload across a number of threads? Do I use the Akka API ...
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Realizing a SQL ResultSet into a Map in Scala

I am trying to realize a java.sql.ResultSet into a map, in Scala. ...
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MySQL natural search and like search

I have written two queries for searching, but I want to simplify them as it seems needed. ...
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Project Euler #17

Project Euler presents problem 17: If the numbers 1 to 5 are written out in words: one, two, three, four, five, then there are 3 + 3 + 5 + 4 + 4 = 19 letters used in total. If all the ...
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Dictionary synonym lookup via networking

I have a small TCP service running on port 4444 which, given a word, will look up synonyms in a dictionary. Below is my Scala code for connecting to the socket, sending the lookup command and parsing ...
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BFS and DFS tree traversal

I posted some code as part of an answer to another question and I thought it would be a good idea to get that code reviewed also. Any comments are welcomed, but I am mostly annoyed by ...
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BFS tree traversal Scala

I would love some feedback on the following code for BFS traversal in a binary tree. Is there a cleaner way to write this? ...
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Cleaning up file resources in a DRY manner

I've written a function that generates a report, and then sends it as an attachment to an email. I don't want to clutter the function with a lot of calls to close up the filesystem, if there was an ...
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Hamiltonian Monte Carlo in Scala

I'm writing a program in Scala to perform Hamiltonian Monte Carlo (HMC), coupled with Gibbs sampling of some variables. The algorithm, with the modifications such as perturbing epsilon and l and ...
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Reducing boilerplate when validating parameters and using a tuple for the parameter list of a case class

I had designed a simple case class that looks like this: case class StreetSecondary(designator: String, value: Option[String]) I needed to add validation (to ...
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Writing a new Finagle protocol

The following is a fairly naive implementation of a Finagle protocol that uses the scodec library for binary encoding and decoding. I'll assume something like the following SBT setup: ...
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Combinations with replacement

I am still new to Scala and wrote a small snippet to find all the combinations with replacement of a sequence (e.g. cwr(ab, 3) should give aaa, aab, abb, bbb). The slow way would be to generate all ...
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Dungeon generation in Scala

I've recently begun learning Scala, and while I've run into its concepts before (immutability, tuples, first-class functions) I'm not sure whether I'm using the language how it's supposed to be used. ...
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Too many nested Types?

I have the following Scala code: ...
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Idiomatic Scala Generics

I'm working on some Scala problems given here, specifically: ...
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Finding Duplicate (Key, Value) in Map

I wrote a function for checking if a Map[(String, String)] contains an element with a matching key and value: ...
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Implementing a generic and covariant Set in Scala

I'm struggling with manually implementing a simple purely functional Set that's also generic and covariant on its type parameter: ...
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Functionally Typed I/O Streams

I thought up a function that provides types with InputStream and OutputStream: ...
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Aggregating values of a path-dependent type

I have a type representing an immutable order which contains immutable order lines that belong to it. I want to use path-dependent types for this. Obviously you cannot instantiate a path-dependent ...
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Sending SMS through twilio from play framework

I am trying to send SMS using Twilio with Scala 2.10 in Playframework 2.2, but this code is looking odd to me, maybe due to lots of conditions. I'm sure it needs some important reviews. ...
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Timing Project Euler Problem 1

Is there a better way to time the functions and print the result and function name dynamically? ...
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Transforming a list of maps representing bands

I have the following code, it takes a list of maps representing bands and transforms the band properties via the pipeline_each method. As you can see in the code, ...
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Netty-based safely network reconnection

I am writing a TCP client app using netty NettyConnectionManager.scala: ...
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Elementary foldMap implementation

I think I got the implementation right, but I'm a bit unsure if this implementation will do fine in terms of space (stack) because I'm doing a foldRight. Would I ...
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Binary search in functional-style Scala

Curious to know how I can improve it, especially the pattern matching part seems a bit repetitive at the moment (lots of case x if ds(x)) ...
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Uploading a video in S3 Using Future

I've posted a similar program previously, but I have not made any major modifications in the code, so I am posting it again by deleting the previous question. I am afraid of the thread keyword and I ...
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Branching with multiple Try

I have a series of four method calls that all return Try[Something], with the last returning Try[Unit]. Something like this: ...
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Update Immutable Map

How's the following function to update an immutable Map's values? ...
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Connecting to RabbitMQ

I would like a review for this connection to RabbitMQ. I just developed it and seems to be working well, but I would like another set of eyes on it before putting this on the sever. ...
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Updating MySQL with shuffled numbers between 1 and 50

I need to assign a number to each userId. I think this is too much of a query for updating. Is it possible to reduce the number of queries, or is it okay? ...
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Random 6 to 10 digits number

I am generating a random numerical 6-10 digit password. I need some important reviews of yours. Is it OK or are there some needed modifications? ...
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Multiple SQL queries, one per ID

ids contains 100 ids that are comma delimited. Is it fine or does it need improvement? ...
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Scala heap implementation

I'm a Scala beginner, so it'd be great if anyone would be so kind to give some feedback. ...
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Scala Tic Tac Toe Game

This is my first Scala game. I would love some feedback on my coding style, or your brief input on how you would do it. ...
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Parsing JSON to a Map and Set structure

How do I make these line of codes more scala-ish (shorter?). I still get the Java feeling in it (which I want to stay away from). ...