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Programming in Scala
     

Programming in Scala

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by Martin Odersky, Lex Spoon, Bill Venners
 
Programming in Scala is the definitive book on Scala, the new language for the Java Platform that blends object-oriented and functional programming concepts into a unique and powerful tool for developers.

Coauthored by the designer of the Scala language, Martin Odersky, this authoritative book will teach you, one step at a time, the Scala language and the ideas

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Programming in Scala 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
DonGiorgio More than 1 year ago
I don't know who this book is for. A professional programmer will find its prosaic, glancing, style frustrating. A coding newbie will find its level daunting. We're used to programming language books that use the first, and maybe the second, chapter to demonstrate the novel features of the language, without explaining the details. The details are left for the subsequent chapters, where they are comprehensively covered. "Programming in Scala" never seems to shift gears from that "first chapter" mindset. It is almost as if it is a collection of overly wordy Dr. Dobbs articles on different aspects of the language. Somewhere around page 220 I gave up and moved on to Pollak's "Beginning Scala" and then, probably the most satisfying, Subramaniam's "Programming Scala".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago