Scala in Depth

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Manning, 2012 - Computers - 284 pages
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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.

About the Book

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.

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.

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
  • Scala—a blended language
  • The core rules
  • Modicum of style—coding conventions
  • Utilizing object orientation
  • Using implicits to write expressive code
  • The type system
  • Using implicits and types together
  • Using the right collection
  • Actors
  • Integrating Scala with Java
  • Patterns in functional programming

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User Review  - EmreSevinc - LibraryThing

First, the good parts: The book delves into very important and advanced Scala programming concepts and techniques such as type classes, advanced use of implicits with the type system in order to ... Read full review

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User Review  - tlockney - LibraryThing

The first read of this was largely in its pre-release state. I'm currently on my seconding reading. Overall I came away feeling strongly that this was the best book to read after you've had some ... Read full review

About the author (2012)


Josh Suereth is a Software Developer working at Google, Inc. He is anactive member in the Scala community, coordinating the Maven-Scalaintegration along with several other projects. He's a Scala committer andmaintains Josh organized the first Scala LiftOff Conferencefor the U.S. East Coast region.

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