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Scala in Action


Scala in Action is a comprehensive tutorial that introduces Scala through clear explanations and numerous hands-on examples. Because Scala is a rich and deep language, it can be daunting to absorb all the new concepts at once. This book takes a “how-to” approach, explaining language concepts as you explore familiar programming challenges that you face in your day-to-day work.

Scala runs on the JVM and combines object-orientation with functional programming. It’s designed to produce succinct, type-safe code, which is crucial for enterprise applications. Scala implements Actor-based concurrency through the amazing Akka framework, so you can avoid Java’s messy threading while interacting seamlessly with Java.

Scala in Action is a comprehensive tutorial that introduces the language through clear explanations and numerous hands-on examples. It takes a “how to” approach, explaining language concepts as you explore familiar programming tasks. You’ll tackle concurrent programming in Akka, learn to work with Scala and Spring, and learn how to build DSLs and other productivity tools. You’ll learn both the language and how to use it.

Experience with Java is helpful but not required. Ruby and Python programmers will also find this book accessible.

What’s Inside

  • A Scala tutorial
  • How to use Java and Scala open source libraries
  • How to use SBT
  • Test-driven development
  • Debugging
  • Updated for Scala 2.10

Table of Contents
Part 1: Scala: the basics
Chapter 1. Why Scala?
Chapter 2. Getting started
Chapter 3. OOP in Scala
Chapter 4. Having fun with functional data structures
Chapter 5. Functional programming

Part 2: Working with Scala
Chapter 6. Building web applications in functional style
Chapter 7. Connecting to a database
Chapter 8. Building scalable and extensible components
Chapter 9. Concurrency programming in Scala
Chapter 10. Building confidence with testing

Part 3: Advanced steps
Chapter 11. Interoperability between Scala and Java
Chapter 12. Scalable and distributed applications using Akka

Book Details

  • Paperback: 419 pages
  • Publisher: Manning Publications (April 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935182757
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935182757
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  1. trungpt says:

    Thanks. I love Manning Books.

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