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Computer Science | Beginning Scala

Beginning Scala

Pollak, David

2009, XXII, 350 p.

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  • First-to-market tutorial type book on Scala programming language
  • Author David Pollak is a significant and leading contributor to Scala, and is founder/lead of the most popular Scala-based Web Framework, Lift
  • The highly scalable, dynamic Scala scripting language makes it suitable for Cloud-based deliverable applications and services development
  • Highly topical, as Functional Programming continues to grow, evidenced by Scala, F# and more

The open source Scala language is a Java-based dynamic scripting, functional programming language. Moreover, this highly scalable scripting language lends itself well to building cloud-based/deliverable Software as a Service (SaaS) online applications.

Written by Lift Scala web framework founder and lead Dave Pollak, Beginning Scala takes a down-to-earth approach to teaching Scala that leads you through simple examples that can be combined to build complex, scalable systems and applications.

This book introduces you to the Scala programming language and then guides you through Scala constructs and libraries that allow small and large teams to assemble small components into high-performance, scalable systems. You will learn why Scala is becoming the language of choice for Web 2.0 companies such as Twitter as well as enterprises such as Seimens and SAP.

Content Level » Popular/general

Keywords » Lift - Open Source - Scala - concurrency - functional programming - programming - programming language

Related subjects » Computer Science

Table of contents 

  1. About Scala and How to Install It
  2. Scala Syntax, Scripts, and Your First Scala Programs
  3. Collections and the Joy of Immutability
  4. Fun with Functions, and Never Having to Close That JDBC Connection
  5. Pattern Matching
  6. Actors and Concurrency
  7. Traits and Types and Gnarly Stuff for Architects
  8. Parsers—Because BNF Is Not Just for Academics Anymore
  9. Scaling Your Team

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