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Beginning Scala

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  • 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.

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxii
  2. About Scala and How to Install It

    • David Pollak
    Pages 1-10
  3. Collections and the Joy of Immutability

    • David Pollak
    Pages 49-92
  4. Pattern Matching

    • David Pollak
    Pages 115-136
  5. Actors and Concurrency

    • David Pollak
    Pages 137-170
  6. Scaling Your Team

    • David Pollak
    Pages 263-290
  7. Back Matter

    Pages 291-297

About this book

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.

Keywords

  • Lift
  • Open Source
  • Scala
  • concurrency
  • functional programming
  • programming
  • programming language

About the author

David Pollak has been writing commercial software since 1977. He wrote the award-winning Mesa spreadsheet, which in 1992 was the first real-time spreadsheet. Wall Street companies traded billions of dollars a day through Mesa. In 1996, David sold his company to CMP Media and became CTO of CMP Media's NetGuide Live and was one of the first large-scale users of Java and WebLogic to power an Internet site. In 1998, David released Integer, the world's first browser-accessible, multiuser spreadsheet. Since 2000, David has been consulting for companies including Hewlett-Packard, Pretzel Logic/WebGain, BankServ, Twitter, and SAP. David has been using Scala since 2006 and is the lead developer of the Lift Web framework.

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Buying options

eBook USD 34.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4302-1990-3
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 44.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)