Synopses & Reviews
Simple Build Tool: sbt. The idea of a high quality build tool for Scala is indeed simple, but sbt itself is richly-featured and powerful. Documentation for sbt is sparse, and the blogs, tutorials, and other bits scattered across the web demand a comprehensive, accurate picture of how to build Scala projects effectively and efficiently. This book will help transform ugly, complex builds into a streamlined, automated, and repeatable process.
SBT in Action is first and foremost a tutorial about effectively building Scala projects. It introduces the sbt tool with a simple project that establishes the fundamentals of running commands and tasks. Next, it shows how to use the peripheral libraries in sbt to make common tasks simpler. This includes an I/O library to deal with files and how to parse user input in a meaningful fashion. Finally, it covers how to deploy software effectively.
Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.
About the Author
is a Senior Software Engineer at Typesafe and the author of Scala in Depth. He is the author of several open source Scala projects, including the Scala automated resource management library, the PGP sbt plugin.
Matthew Farwell is a Senior Software developer at Nexthink. He is the author of Scalastyle, the style checker for Scala and is a contributor to JUnit and the Eclipse Scala IDE.