Beginning Scala

Authors: Pollak, David

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  • First-to-market tutorial type book on Scala programming language
  • Author David Pollak is a significant and leading contributor to Scala, and is founder/lead of the most popular Scala-based Web Framework, Lift
  • The highly scalable, dynamic Scala scripting language makes it suitable for Cloud-based deliverable applications and services development
  • Highly topical, as Functional Programming continues to grow, evidenced by Scala, F# and more
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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.

About the authors

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.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • About Scala and How to Install It

    Pollak, David

    Pages 1-10

  • Scala Syntax, Scripts, and Your First Scala Programs

    Pollak, David

    Pages 11-48

  • Collections and the Joy of Immutability

    Pollak, David

    Pages 49-92

  • Fun with Functions, and Never Having to Close That JDBC Connection

    Pollak, David

    Pages 93-113

  • Pattern Matching

    Pollak, David

    Pages 115-136

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-1990-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $39.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-1989-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beginning Scala
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
David Pollak
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-1990-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-1990-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-1989-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 350
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