Dean Wampler, Ph.D. is a Consultant for Typesafe, where he specializes in helping clients succeed with Scala and Functional Programming projects. He works with "Big Data" tools like Hadoop, Spark, and Machine Learning libraries, and Reactive tools like Akka and Play.
Dean is an O'Reilly author and a frequent conference speaker and organizer.
He has a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Washington.
"An experienced programmer can learn a great deal of Scala from this book. Clearly, this book is meant and best used for self-study, but it could also be used as a textbook at the upper undergraduate or graduate level."
--Edgar R. Chavez, Computing Reviews
"...the final consideration is that Programming Scala is a good work and it's one of the best ways and one of the best books to enter in the wonderful Scala world."
--Roberto Bentivoglio, JUG Lugano