Scala in Depth

Scala in Depth is a unique new book designed to help you integrate Scala effectively into your development process. By presenting the emerging best practices and designs from the Scala community, it guides you through dozens of powerful techniques example by example.

Scala is a powerful JVM language that blends the functional and OO programming models. You’ll have no trouble getting introductions to Scala in books or online, but it’s hard to find great examples and insights from experienced practitioners. You’ll find them in Scala in Depth.

There’s little heavy-handed theory here—just dozens of crisp, practical techniques for coding in Scala. Written for readers who know Java, Scala, or another OO language.

What’s Inside

  • Concise, expressive, and readable code style
  • How to integrate Scala into your existing Java projects
  • Scala’s 2.8.0 collections API
  • How to use actors for concurrent programming
  • Mastering the Scala type system
  • Scala’s OO features—type member inheritance, multiple inheritance, and composition
  • Functional concepts and patterns—immutability, applicative functors, and monads

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Scala—a blended language
Chapter 2. The core rules
Chapter 3. Modicum of style—coding conventions
Chapter 4. Utilizing object orientation
Chapter 5. Using implicits to write expressive code
Chapter 6. The type system
Chapter 7. Using implicits and types together
Chapter 8. Using the right collection
Chapter 9. Actors
Chapter 10. Integrating Scala with Java
Chapter 11. Patterns in functional programming

Book Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Manning Publications (May 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935182706
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935182702
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