September 17, 2009
Programming Scala--New from O'Reilly: Scalability = Functional Programming + Objects
Sebastopol, CA—Learn how to be more productive with Scala, a new multi-paradigm language for the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) that integrates features of both object-oriented and functional programming. With Programming Scala (O'Reilly Media, $44.99 USD), you'll discover why Scala is ideal for highly scalable, component-based applications that support concurrency and distribution.
This book clearly explains the advantages of Scala as a JVM language. You'll learn how to leverage the wealth of Java class libraries to meet the practical needs of enterprise and Internet projects more easily. Packed with code examples, this book provides useful information on Scala's command-line tools, third-party tools, libraries, and available language-aware plugins for editors and IDEs.
Programming Scala will allow you to:
- Learn how Scala's succinct and flexible code helps you program faster
- Discover the notable improvements Scala offers over Java's object model
- Get a concise overview of functional programming, and learn how Scala's support for it offers a better approach to concurrency
- Know how to use mixin composition with traits, pattern matching, concurrency with Actors, and other essential features
- Take advantage of Scala's built-in support for XML
- Learn how to develop domain-specific languages
- Understand the basics for designing test-driven Scala applications
"Dean and Alex provide in-depth and insightful coverage of Scala. The first few chapters give an intense, get-up-to-speed overview of the entire language. Subsequent chapters dive into topics deeply enough to give you a firm understanding of what Scala programming is all about. This book is a great complement to the book I wrote with Martin Odersky and Lex Spoon for anyone who wants to use Scala in real-world projects."
--Bill Venners, coauthor of Programming in Scala (Artima)
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Alex Payne is Platform Lead at Twitter, where he develops services that enable programmers to build atop the popular social messaging service.
Dean Wampler is a Consultant, Trainer, and Mentor with Object Mentor,
Inc. He specializes in Scala, Java, and Ruby.
For more information about the book, including table of contents, index, author bios, and cover graphic, see:
Dean Wampler, Alex Payne
Book Price: $44.99 USD, £30.99 GBP
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