Specs & Scala, Tips and Tricks for a Friendly DSL Syntax

Location: F 151
Tags: scala, testing
Average rating: ****.
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After a short overview of the specs BDD library you’ll learn how specs leverages the unique features of Scala to provide: a textual specification of the software to develop, flexible matchers for expectations, a concise api on top of the Mockito Java api, data tables which look like real tables in the code and much more!

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Eric Torreborre


I’m just another IT Developer™ fascinated by specifications. My first professional project started by rewriting the specification of a configuration software for a PABX (the machine used to manage company phones) for 6 (six!) months. From there, I’ve been developing software for various industries (telecom, finance, pharmaceutical), always amazed by the mysterious process of translating requirements to executable code. After spending lots of efforts trying to model software with UML, I understood that I first needed a deep dive into the primary material of a developer, its programming language (PL). Scala gave me an incredible opportunity to learn both PL theory and practice but also to give back to others in the form of Open Source software.

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