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Programming Scalaby Dean Wampler
Synopses & Reviews
Learn how to be more productive with Scala, a new multi-paradigm language for the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) that integrates features of both object-oriented and functional programming. With this book, you'll discover why Scala is ideal for highly scalable, component-based applications that support concurrency and distribution.
Book News Annotation:
Scala, a new language for the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), integrates features of both object-oriented and functional programming. This quick introduction to Scala is for experienced developers familiar with object-oriented programming; however, readers do not need to have prior exposure to functional programming. Coverage encompasses command-line tools, third-party tools, libraries, and language-aware plug-ins for editors and IDEs. Code examples are given in a real-world context to show how Scala takes advantage of the JVM platform. A glossary is included. Wampler is a consultant and trainer. Payne is platform lead at Twitter. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Fastest way for programmers to be productive with this exciting new "multi-paradigm" language, with combines object-oriented and functional programming. Programming Scala introduces a new language for the Java Virtual Machine that offers all the benefits of a modern object model, functional programming, and an advanced type system. Packed with code examples, this comprehensive book teaches programmers how to be productive with Scala quickly, and explains what makes this language ideal for today's highly scalable, component-based applications that support concurrency and distribution.
About the Author
Dean Wampler is a Consultant, Trainer, and Mentor with Object Mentor, Inc. He specializes in Scala, Java, and Ruby. He works with clients on application design strategies that combine object-oriented programming, functional programming, and aspect-oriented programming. He also consults on Agile methods, like Lean and XP. Dean is a frequent speaker at industry and academic conferences on these topics. He has a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Washington.
Alex Payne is Platform Lead at Twitter, where he develops services that enable programmers to build atop the popular social messaging service. Alex has previously built web applications for political campaigns, non-profits, and early-stage startups, and supported information security efforts for military and intelligence customers. In his free time, Alex studies, speaks, and writes about the history, present use, and evolution of programming languages, as well as minimalist art and design.
Table of Contents
DedicationForewordPrefaceChapter 1: Zero to Sixty: Introducing ScalaChapter 2: Type Less, Do MoreChapter 3: Rounding Out the EssentialsChapter 4: TraitsChapter 5: Basic Object-Oriented Programming in ScalaChapter 6: Advanced Object-Oriented Programming In ScalaChapter 7: The Scala Object SystemChapter 8: Functional Programming in ScalaChapter 9: Robust, Scalable Concurrency with ActorsChapter 10: Herding XML in ScalaChapter 11: Domain-Specific Languages in ScalaChapter 12: The Scala Type SystemChapter 13: Application DesignChapter 14: Scala Tools, Libraries, and IDE SupportReferencesGlossaryColophon
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