Currently the best compact introduction to Scala -Martin Odersky. The book is a joy to read. An organization that you'll find useful as a quick reference.
Be like the sun for grace and mercy. Be like the night to cover others' faults. Be like running water for generosity. Be like death for rage and anger. Be like the Earth for modesty. Appear as you are. Be as you appear.
Scala for the Impatient book.
Scala for the Impatient. I wrote this book for impatient readers who want to start programming with Scala right away. Scala is an attractive choice; in fact, I think it is by far the most attractive choice for programmers who want to move beyond Java or C++. Scala has a concise syntax that is refreshing after the Java boilerplate. I assume you know Java, C or C++, and I won't bore you with explaining variables, loops, or classes.
I'm very much glad that I've picked "Scala for the Impatient" as my second book about Scala (after Atomic Scala by Bruce Eckel and Dianne Marsh).
He is a professor of computer science at San Jose State University and a Java Champion. I'm very much glad that I've picked "Scala for the Impatient" as my second book about Scala (after Atomic Scala by Bruce Eckel and Dianne Marsh). The book was a very pleasant and knowledgeable journey throughout the Scala land. No doubt why Martin Odersky, the author of Scala, accepted to write the Foreword. I myself wholeheartedly recommend this book.
Scala also makes it easier to leverage the full power of concurrency
Scala also makes it easier to leverage the full power of concurrency.
Scala embraces the functional programming style without abandoning the object-oriented paradigm, and it allows you to write programs more concisely than in Java.
Using Scala, you can write programs more concisely than in Java, as well as leverage the full power of concurrency.
Scala is a modern programming language for the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) that combines the best features of object-oriented and functional programming languages. Using Scala, you can write programs more concisely than in Java, as well as leverage the full power of concurrency. Since Scala runs on the JVM, it can access any Java library and is interoperable with Java frameworks.
Scala for the Impatient concisely shows developers what Scala can do and how to do it. In this book, Cay Horstmann, the principal author of the international best-selling Core Java™, offers a rapid, code-based introduction that’s completely practical. Horstmann introduces Scala concepts and techniques in “blog-sized” chunks that you can quickly master and apply. Hands-on activities guide you through well-defined stages of competency, from basic to expert. Coverage includes
Getting started quickly with Scala’s interpreter, syntax, tools, and unique idioms Mastering core language features: functions, arrays, maps, tuples, packages, imports, exception handling, and more Becoming familiar with object-oriented programming in Scala: classes, inheritance, and traits Using Scala for real-world programming tasks: working with files, regular expressions, and XML Working with higher-order functions and the powerful Scala collections library Leveraging Scala’s powerful pattern matching and case classes Creating concurrent programs with Scala actors Implementing domain-specific languages Understanding the Scala type system Applying advanced “power tools” such as annotations, implicits, and delimited continuations
Scala is rapidly reaching a tipping point that will reshape the experience of programming. This book will help object-oriented programmers build on their existing skills, allowing them to immediately construct useful applications as they gradually master advanced programming techniques.