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  • Understand the key language syntax and core concepts for application development
  • Master the type system to create scalable type-safe applications while cutting down your time spent debugging
  • Understand how you can work with advanced data structures via built-in features such as the Collections library
  • Use classes, objects, and traits to transform a trivial chatbot program into a useful assistant
  • Understand what are pure functions, immutability, and higher-order functions
  • Recognize and implement popular functional programming design patterns

This book teaches you how to build and contribute to Scala programs, recognizing common patterns and techniques used with the language. You’ll learn how to write concise, functional code with Scala. After an introduction to core concepts, syntax, and writing example applications with scalac, you’ll learn about the Scala Collections API and how the language handles type safety via static types out-of-the-box. You’ll then learn about advanced functional programming patterns, and how you can write your own Domain Specific Languages (DSLs). By the end of the book, you’ll be equipped with the skills you need to successfully build smart, efficient applications in Scala that can be compiled to the JVM.

  • Expert guidance that shows you to efficiently use both object-oriented and functional programming techniques
  • Understand functional programming libraries, such as Cats and Scalaz, and use them to augment your Scala development
  • Perfectly balances theory and hands-on exercises, assessments, and activities
Page Count 186
Course Length 5 hours 34 minutes
ISBN 9781789533835
Date Of Publication 30 Jul 2018


Mads Hartmann

Mads Hartmann is a software engineer with a fondness for automation and programming languages, especially statically typed functional ones. He holds a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Copenhagen and he is currently working as a full-stack engineer at Family. He is active in the Copenhagen developer scene and has organized a meetup group for people interested in Scala.

Ruslan Shevchenko

Ruslan Shevchenko is a system architect and a software developer who is focused on building reliable software systems. During his career patch, he was involved in projects using many languages, from Scala, Java to C++, C, Perl, and Tcl in numerous areas, such as telecommunications, OSS/billing systems, finance, code analysis, social integration, system utilities. In terms of architecture, his specialist domains are large-scale software systems and distributed processing.