Professional Scala provides experienced programmers with a complete Scala reference and tutorial. Designed specifically to meet the needs of professionals, this guide provides everything you need to know to use Scala in professional production applications. Skipping over the basics and fundamentals of programming, the discussion launches directly into practical Scala topics with the most up-to-date coverage of this rapidly-expanding language. Scala bridges the gap between functional and object oriented programming, and this book details that link with clear discussion on both Java compatibility and the read-eval-print loop used in declarative programming. You'll learn the details of Scala testing, design patterns, concurrency, and much more as you build the in-demand skill set required to utilize Scala in a real-world production environment.
Java-compliant with functional programming properties, Scala's popularity is growing quickly—especially in the rapidly expanding areas of big data and cluster computing. This book explains everything professional programmers need to start using Scala quickly and effectively.
A working knowledge of Scala puts you in demand. As both the language and applications expand, so do the opportunities for experienced Scala programmers—and many positions are going unfilled. Twitter, Comcast, Netflix, and other major enterprises across industries are using Scala every day, in a number of different applications and capacities. Professional Scala helps you update your skills quickly to start advancing your career.