Another scala option in java

Scala on valentine’s day is still awesome! I was doing some standard java development today and it remembered me a guy who use a custom implementation of scala option in java because he really missed it (I must admitted, I was in the same mood). I google it and found some interesting simple implementation. Here’s what I did on my side based on The “Option” Pattern.

Scalator-archetype-basic update

Here is an updated snapshot of the basic archetype that works with the latest scalator development.

OpenIndiana KVM startup script

This week, I tried the new openindiana release 151a to use kvm. There’s a good post from Gray Matter Boundaries, Installing KVM and Creating a Debian VM in OpenIndiana 151a. I installed a first vm and it works nicely! So how do I start it automatically? I’m not a sysadmin, but I create a smf and a bash script that start every *.sh in /etc/kvm. It’s simple, probably not perfect and it won’t halt your vms on reboot/halt, but it did what I needed! Maybe it will help someone else. By the way, if you find a bug or want to suggest an improvement, just email me at phil (at)!

Scalator 0.2 release

Here is the second scalator release! It provides fixes and some enhancement to the framework:

Kaliya 0.1 release

Here is the first kaliya release! You can read the Getting Started section to get the instructions for testing it. It provides two demos: reverseIndexer and md5cracker. For the moment, it reaches the goal of the “proof-of-concept” which is what I wanted about this project. Maybe I’ll add some features in the future, but not in a near future.