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Ivano Pagano
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Good day Venkat,
I've seen you're directly involved Agile Programming and I was wondering if there are Scala and functional programming features that you find helpful in this aspect?
Do you accidentaly mention any of this in your book?
Of course I'm both interested in Agile methodologies and now reading Martin Odersky's book.

Thank you,
Ivano.
Venkat Subramaniam
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Hi Ivano,

In the book I have a chapter on Unit Testing (and discuss mocks). I consider
unit testing an important topic to cover since it relates to a significant programmer
activity in agile development. In addition to that, the conciseness, expressiveness,
and low ceremony of Scala will help quite a bit with agility.
Ivano Pagano
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Thank you again for your quick answer
Ivano
Marco Ehrentreich
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Hi,

does Scala currently provide its own support for testing or do you have to use Java test frameworks like JUnit or TestNG? Or are there even different approaches for testing Scala code which wouldn't be possible in Java or other languages? I wouldn't have any ideas about that at the moment but who knows?

Marco
Venkat Subramaniam
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Hi Marco, the answer is all of the above!
 
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