Twin Cities Software Symposium

March 8 - 10, 2019

Daniel Hinojosa

Daniel Hinojosa

Independent Consultant/Developer

Daniel is a programmer, consultant, instructor, speaker, and recent author. With over 20 years of experience, he does work for private, educational, and government institutions. He is also currently a speaker for No Fluff Just Stuff tour. Daniel loves JVM languages like Java, Groovy, and Scala; but also dabbles with non JVM languages like Haskell, Ruby, Python, LISP, C, C++. He is an avid Pomodoro Technique Practitioner and makes every attempt to learn a new programming language every year. For downtime, he enjoys reading, swimming, Legos, football, and barbecuing.


Sun 9:00 AM Art of Streaming
Sun 11:00 AM In Depth Kafka Streams and KSQL
Sun 2:15 PM GRAAL The Magnificent!
Sun 4:00 PM Grokking Generics


Podcast: A look back (and forward) with Daniel Hinojosa
May 30, 2017

In this episode, I explore a number of topics with Daniel Hinojosa. We talk about skills that should spread beyond developers, look back on our careers and talk about our techniques for making important information stick as we're learning and teaching.


Remote Work and Thoughts on Travel
May 10, 2017

Many of the NFJS speakers are independent and frequently work remotely. This is a trend we're seeing more and more in our industry. Michael Carducci interviews speaker and independent consultant Daniel Hinojsoa on his thoughts on remote work and the conversation turns to our thoughts and experiences on air travel. 

Scala & Functional Programming with Danial Hinojosa
February 8, 2016

Daniel Hinojosa talks Scala, the importance of being multi-lingual, and in the end shares his secret for learning new languages fast!


Testing in Scala

If you build your Scala application through Test-Driven Development, you’ll quickly see the advantages of testing before you write production code. This hands-on book shows you how to create tests with ScalaTest and the Specs2—two of the best testing frameworks available—and how to run your tests in the Simple Build Tool (SBT) designed specifically for Scala projects.

By building a sample digital jukebox application, you’ll discover how to isolate your tests from large subsystems and networks with mocking code, and how to use the ScalaCheck library for automated specification-based testing. If you’re familiar with Scala, Ruby, or Python, this book is for you.

  • Get an overview of Test-Driven Development
  • Start a simple project with SBT and create tests before you write code
  • Dive into SBT’s basic commands, interactive mode, packaging, and history
  • Use ScalaTest both in the command line and with SBT, and learn how to incorporate JUnit and TestNG
  • Work with the Specs2 framework, including Specification styles, matchers DSLs, and Data Tables
  • Understand mocking by using Java frameworks EasyMock and Mockito, and the Scala-only framework ScalaMock
  • Automate testing by using ScalaCheck to generate fake data