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Beginning Scala by David Pollak

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Foreword

A curious attribute of the Scala programming language is that it expends a lot of expressive power in order to make the life of casual programmers simpler. For instance, Scala provides sophisticated type parametrization and traits so that more advanced programmers can design libraries which are at the same time general and easy to use.

Casual users can profit from these libraries long before they discover the full power of Scala's abstraction constructs. The language design avoids the temptation of simply defining some handy primitives in the syntax, even if these primitives would be useful many times to many users. Instead of fixed primitives, the language design tries very hard to provide general construction principles, with which users ...

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