A Beginner's Guide to Scala, Object Orientation and Functional Programming by John HuntA Beginner's Guide to Scala, Object Orientation and Functional Programming by John Hunt

A Beginner's Guide to Scala, Object Orientation and Functional Programming

byJohn Hunt

Paperback | July 28, 2014

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Scala is a new programming language developed by Martin Odersky and his team at the EPFL. The name Scala is derived from Sca(lable) La(nguage). Scala is a multi-paradigm language, incorporating object oriented approaches with functional programming. Although some familiarity with standard computing concepts is assumed (such as the idea of compiling a program and executing this compiled form, etc.) and with basic procedural language concepts (such as variables and allocation of values to variables) the early chapters of the book do not assume any familiarity with object orientation nor functional programming. These chapters also step through other concepts with which the reader may not be familiar (such as list processing). 

From this background, John Hunt provides a practical introduction to object and functional technology using Scala, one of the newest and most interesting programming languages available. A variety of concepts are introduced through practical experience taking the reader beyond the level of the language syntax to the philosophy and practice of object-oriented development and functional programming. 

Students, and those actively involved in the software industry will find this comprehensive introduction to Scala and to object orientation and functional programming, invaluable.
John Hunt is a technology trainer, consultant, mentor and author who has 30 years experience within the computing industry. He has worked extensively in Object Oriented technologies over the last 20 years, although his career began with writing LISP on a Symbolics Lisp Machine. He first encountered Scala in 2010 through an organization...
Title:A Beginner's Guide to Scala, Object Orientation and Functional ProgrammingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:494 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.01 inPublished:July 28, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319067753

ISBN - 13:9783319067759


Table of Contents

Introduction.- Elements of Object Orientation.- Why Object Orientation?.- Constructing an Object Oriented System.- Functional Programming.- Scala Background.- A Little Scala.- Scala Building Blocks.- Scala Classes.- Scala Methods.- Building a Class.- Packages and Encapsulation.- Classes, Inheritance and Abstraction.- Objects and Instances.- Value Classes.- Scala Constructs.- Control and Iteration.- Traits.- Further Traits.- Arrays.- Tuples.- Functional Programming in Scala.- Higher Order Functions.- Partially Applied Functions and Currying.- Scala Collections Framework.- Immutable Lists and Maps.- Immutable and Mutable Collection Packages.- Type Parameterization.- Further Language Constructs.- Exception Handling.- Scala and JDBC Database Access.- Scala Style Database Access.- Scala and MySQL Database Example.- Testing.- Scala Testing.- Introduction to Akka Actors.- Further Akka Actors.- Play Framework.- Restful Services.- Scala Swing.- User Input in Scala Swing.- Scala Build Tools.- Scala and Java Interoperability.

Editorial Reviews

From the book reviews:"It is a guide to a new programming language, Scala, that is written to serve the needs of advanced students or skilled software developers who wish to learn to use Scala to its fullest extent. . presents Scala in a stepwise manner in 43 well-focused and well-organized chapters. . The chapters contain numerous code examples, encouraging readers to play with the examples and learn by experiencing the language. . Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals/practitioners; two-year technical program students." (J. Beidler, Choice, Vol. 52 (7), March, 2015)