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Programming in Scala, 2nd Edition


Scala is an object-oriented programming language for the Java Virtual Machine. In addition to being object-oriented, Scala is also a functional language, and combines the best approaches to OO and functional programming.

In Italian, Scala means a stairway, or steps indeed, Scala lets you step up to a programming environment that incorporates some of the best recent thinking in programming language design while also letting you use all your existing Java code.

Artima is very pleased to publish a new edition of the best-selling book on Scala, written by the designer of the language, Martin Odersky. Co-authored by Lex Spoon and Bill Venners, this book takes a step-by-step tutorial approach to teaching you Scala. Starting with the fundamental elements of the language, Programming in Scala introduces functional programming from the practitioner’s perspective, and describes advanced language features that can make you a better, more productive developer.

This book is the authoritative tutorial on the Scala programming language, co-written by the language’s designer, Martin Odersky. This second edition provides more than 100 pages of new material that covers new features in Scala 2.8, including:

  • The design of the new collections library
  • Structural subtyping
  • The new rules for implicits
  • Package objects
  • Chained package clauses
  • Named and default parameters
  • The copy method on case classes

Book Details

  • Paperback: 852 pages
  • Publisher: Artima Inc; 2nd Edition (December 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0981531644
  • ISBN-13: 978-0981531649
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