Chapter 3. OOP in Scala
This chapter covers
- Building a MongoDB driver using Scala classes and traits
- Pattern matching with case classes
- Looking into named and default arguments
Up to this point the book has been focusing on Scala’s fundamentals. This chapter introduces the object-oriented features of Scala. Object-oriented programming isn’t new, but Scala has added a few new features that aren’t available in other statically typed languages.
In this chapter you’ll build a Scala driver for MongoDB (www.mongodb.org/display/DOCS/Home). MongoDB is a scalable, document-oriented database. You’ll build this driver incrementally using the object-oriented constructs provided by Scala, and along the way I’ll explain each concept in detail. Scala ...