Articles by jasonarhart

Using ScalaTest in a Play Framework Application

Using ScalaTest in a Play Framework Application

The Play Framework is configured out of the box for specs2. However, some people (including the author) prefer ScalaTest. Play actually doesn't really care what testing framework you use, but there is one gotcha you need to know about. The...

Scrap Your Cake Pattern Boilerplate: Dependency Injection

Scrap Your Cake Pattern Boilerplate: Dependency Injection

There are a number of ways to do dependency injection in Scala without adding a framework. The cake pattern is probably the most popular approach and is used in the Scala compiler itself. Using implicit parameters is less popular and is used in the Scala concurrency...

Beginner’s Mind

Beginner’s Mind

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few.” — Shunryu Suzuki Part of the Originate culture is we have a bit of a swagger. We know we’re a cut above and we’re proud of it. We’re confident in our ability to solve problems...