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Scala for the Impatient by Cay S. Horstmann

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Foreword

When I met Cay Horstmann some years ago he told me that Scala needed a better introductory book. My own book had come out a little bit earlier, so of course I had to ask him what he thought was wrong with it. He responded that it was great but too long; his students would not have the patience to read through the eight hundred pages of Programming in Scala. I conceded that he had a point. And he set out to correct the situation by writing Scala for the Impatient.

I am very happy that his book has finally arrived because it really delivers on what the title says. It gives an eminently practical introduction to Scala, explains what’s particular about it, how it differs from Java, how to overcome some common hurdles to learning it, and ...

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