Scala for the Impatient (Cay Horstmann)

 
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Scala for the Impatient (Cay Horstmann)

As thousands of Java and other object-oriented programmers learn about Scala's potential and try to learn this ground-breaking functional programming language for themselves, it is at a tipping point. Most analyses of Scala up until this point have been academic and abstract.

With his new book Core Java, Cay Horstmann delivers for Scala what he achieved for Java by providing a quick, code-based introduction that is utterly practical. Every idea and method in Scala for the Impatient is provided in bite-sized, "blog-size" portions that can be easily absorbed and referenced as necessary for certain tasks. Horstmann provides practical exercises that lead readers through four distinct competency stages:

  • Basic Scala: REPL, basic syntax, control structures, functions, arrays, maps, tuples, classes, objects, and inheritance
  • Intermediate Scala: higher-Order Functions, collections, case classes, Options, exception handling, traits, and the Scala type hierarchy
  • Advanced Scala: nested classes, packages, and modules; generic types; lazy data structures; existential types; structural typing; and more
  • Expert Scala: object equality, monads, higher-kind types, implicit definitions, annotations, delimited continuations, and techniques for DSL construction

Ebook Details

Author(s)
About the Authors
In the best-selling Core Java" Volumes I and II, Eighth Edition, Cay Horstmann is the primary author. He is a Java Champion, a professor of computer science at San Jose State University, and a regular speaker at conferences for the IT sector.
Published
Published Date / Year
1 edition (March 12, 2012), eBook (Draft, 2011)
Hardcover
448 pages
eBook Format
Online, HTML, PDF
ISBN-10
0321774094
ISBN-13
978-0321774095

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