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A Beginner's Guide to Scala, Object Orientation and Functional Programming

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  • Unlike other books currently on the market this title does not assume that the reader is already proficient in an object-oriented language such as Java

  • All examples are complete and can be downloaded and executed by the reader

  • As well as introducing Scala, object-oriented and functional programming the book also covers web frameworks for Scala such as Play, Scala Swing, database access, build systems for Scala and the Akka concurrency framework

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Table of contents (44 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction

    • John Hunt
    Pages 1-6
  3. Elements of Object Orientation

    • John Hunt
    Pages 7-13
  4. Why Object Orientation?

    • John Hunt
    Pages 15-20
  5. Functional Programming

    • John Hunt
    Pages 35-40
  6. Scala Background

    • John Hunt
    Pages 41-45
  7. A Little Scala

    • John Hunt
    Pages 47-63
  8. Scala Building Blocks

    • John Hunt
    Pages 65-68
  9. Scala Classes

    • John Hunt
    Pages 69-85
  10. Scala Methods

    • John Hunt
    Pages 87-102
  11. Packages and Encapsulation

    • John Hunt
    Pages 103-119
  12. Building a Class

    • John Hunt
    Pages 121-130
  13. Classes, Inheritance and Abstraction

    • John Hunt
    Pages 131-145
  14. Objects and Instances

    • John Hunt
    Pages 147-153
  15. Value Classes

    • John Hunt
    Pages 155-158
  16. Scala Constructs

    • John Hunt
    Pages 159-169
  17. Control and Iteration

    • John Hunt
    Pages 171-186
  18. Traits

    • John Hunt
    Pages 187-198
  19. Further Traits

    • John Hunt
    Pages 199-209

About this book

Scala is now an established programming language developed by Martin Oderskey and his team at the EPFL. The name Scala is derived from Sca(lable) La(nguage). Scala is a multi-paradigm language, incorporating object oriented approaches with functional programming.

Although some familiarity with standard computing concepts is assumed (such as the idea of compiling a program and executing this compiled from etc.) and with basic procedural language concepts (such as variables and allocation of values to these variables) the early chapters of the book do not assume any familiarity with object orientation nor with functional programming These chapters also step through other concepts with which the reader may not be familiar (such as list processing).

From this background, the book provides a practical introduction to both object and functional approaches using Scala. These concepts are introduced through practical experience taking the reader beyond the level of the language syntax to the philosophy and practice of object oriented development and functional programming.

Students and those actively involved in the software industry will find this comprehensive introduction to Scala invaluable.

Keywords

  • Functional Programming
  • Hybrid Programming Paradigm
  • Object Orientation
  • Scala Swing
  • Web Applications and Services

Authors and Affiliations

  • Midmarsh Technology Ltd, Bath, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

    John Hunt

About the author

John Hunt is a technology trainer, consultant, mentor and author who has 35 years experience within the computing industry. He has worked extensively in Object Oriented technologies over the last 25 years, although his career began writing LISP on a Symbolics Lisp Machine. He first encountered Scala in 2010 through an organization with which he was working. Since then he has been involved in numerous Scala projects and has worked with a number of teams on developing their Scala skills.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: A Beginner's Guide to Scala, Object Orientation and Functional Programming

  • Authors: John Hunt

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-75771-1

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Computer Science, Computer Science (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing AG 2018

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-75770-4

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-75771-1

  • Edition Number: 2

  • Number of Pages: XIX, 531

  • Topics: Programming Techniques, Compilers and Interpreters

Buying options

eBook USD 54.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-75771-1
  • 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 69.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)