Scalapeño – The Israeli International Scala Conference

Shai Yallin  |  June 30th 2013  |  Scala
In slightly more than 2 weeks, Tomer Gabel – with whom I have founded Underscore, the Israeli Scala user group – and myself are hosting Scalapeño, the first Israeli Scala conference. Working to promote the …

How Many Threads Does It Take to Fill a Pool?

Yoav Abrahami  |  June 12th 2013  |  Uncategorized
In recent months we have seen a small but persistent percentage of our operations fail with a strange exception—org.springframework.jdbc.CannotGetJdbcConnectionException—“Could not get JDBC Connection; nested exception is java.sql.SQLException: An attempt by a …

EasyPattern | Human readable RegEx

nadavl@wix.com  |  May 13th 2013  |  JavaScript
Checkout EasyPattern for Javascript and NodeJs! During some work on our internal tool, I have created EasyPattern, which is a readable alternative to regular expressions. It is great to match …

When Maven Dependency Plugin Lies

ittaiz@wix.com  |  April 25th 2013  |  Java
Problem: We had an integration test which creates a spring ClassPathXmlApplicationContext and while doing so the test blew up with a NoSuchMethodError. It turned out that we had conflicting versions …

Why calling Source.mkString() is a very bad idea

Shai Yallin  |  April 11th 2013  |  Scala
So we have some Scala code that consumes text from an InputStream from an HTTP response.  So, like any good Scala developer, I handed over the response to a function …

Announcing underscore, the Israeli Scala user group

Shai Yallin  |  March 13th 2013  |  Scala
We’re proud to announce underscore, the Israeli Scala user group, with a meetup.com group to follow soon. Join us in building the local Scala community and stay put for exciting …

Rekuire | a module for NodeJS

nadavl@wix.com  |  March 7th 2013  |  JavaScript
Just wanted to share a nice piece of code I created.. During my recent experience with NodeJs, there was one thing that bugged me the most – in Node, to …

Integration Tests under Node.js Environment using a mock server

nadavl@wix.com  |  March 1st 2013  |  JavaScript
This week, I was handed a nice task – to integrate with some external service we use, that has no API. All communication with the service was supposed to be …

Wix TLV Hachathon

Yoav Abrahami  |  February 27th 2013  |  Uncategorized
Launch a Web App in 3 days to over 30 million Wix users! Join the first ever open Wix TLV Hackathon, March 7th to 9th, at Wix HQ in the …

Scala Extension methods via implicit classes

Kfir Bloch  |  February 26th 2013  |  Scala
In this post i will demonstrate a nice trick to add “extension methods” for a given class. Note: The feature is based on implicit class feature and available only in …
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