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June 11, 2012

Free PDF: Scala in Depth

June 11, 2012

We had a great response to our recent (and ongoing) promotion offering a free sample of Cay Horstmann's book Scala for the Impatient.  So, we're glad to follow up with another free book sample promotion.

Starting today, Typesafe is offering a free preview of Josh Suereth's new work, Scala in Depth, when you sign up for the Typesafe e-mail newsletter.

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.  There's little heavy-handed theory here—just dozens of crisp, practical techniques for coding in Scala. 

Topics in the full book include:

  • Concise, expressive, and readable code style
  • Integrating Scala into your existing Java projects
  • Scala's 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

The free sample PDF available from Typesafe includes a subset of the book, including:

  • Chapter 1: Scala - A blended language
  • Chapter 2: The core rules
  • Chapter 9: Actors

As an added bonus, when you sign up for the Typesafe mailing list and download the book sample, we'll send you a discount code for 38% off the full book in print and eBook formats at manning.com.

We're proud to have Josh as part of the Typesafe team, and glad to offer a sample of his exciting new work. Download your free copy from Typesafe here.

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