Chapter 2. Getting started

This chapter covers

  • Working with the Scala REPL
  • Scala basics
  • For-comprehensions and pattern matching
  • Building a complete REST client in Scala

In chapter 1 you learned what Scala is and how it compares to other programming languages. I described the concepts at a high level, and in the next few chapters you’re going to revisit those concepts and explore them in detail using examples. In this chapter you learn about the basic Scala types, functions, for-comprehensions, pattern matching, and the other usual suspects.

Some of the concepts in this chapter, like pattern matching and for-comprehensions, are functional programming concepts. But because Scala is a multi-paradigm language, I cover them with the rest ...

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