Learn the art of building intricate, modern, scalable, and concurrent applications using Scala
About This Book
Who This Book Is For
If you are a Scala programmer with no prior knowledge about concurrent programming, or seeking to broaden your existing knowledge about concurrency, this book is for you. Basic knowledge of the Scala programming language will be helpful. Also if you have a solid knowledge in another programming language, such as Java, you should find this book easily accessible.
What You Will Learn
Scala is a modern, multiparadigm programming language designed to express common programming patterns in a concise, elegant, and type-safe way. Scala smoothly integrates the features of object-oriented and functional languages.
In this second edition, you will find updated coverage of the Scala 2.12 platform. The Scala 2.12 series targets Java 8 and requires it for execution. The book starts by introducing you to the foundations of concurrent programming on the JVM, outlining the basics of the Java Memory Model, and then shows some of the classic building blocks of concurrency, such as the atomic variables, thread pools, and concurrent data structures, along with the caveats of traditional concurrency.
The book then walks you through different high-level concurrency abstractions, each tailored toward a specific class of programming tasks, while touching on the latest advancements of async programming capabilities of Scala. It also covers some useful patterns and idioms to use with the techniques described. Finally, the book presents an overview of when to use which concurrency library and demonstrates how they all work together, and then presents new exciting approaches to building concurrent and distributed systems.
Style and approach
The book provides a step-by-step introduction to concurrent programming. It focuses on easy-to-understand examples that are pragmatic and applicable to real-world applications. Different topics are approached in a bottom-up fashion, gradually going from the simplest foundations to the most advanced features.