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Authors: Dean Wampler, Alex Payne
ISBN-13: 9780596155957, ISBN-10: 0596155956
Format: Paperback
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Date Published: September 2009
Edition: (Non-applicable)

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Author Biography: Dean Wampler

Dean Wampler is a Consultant, Trainer, and Mentor with Object Mentor, Inc. He specializes in Scala, Java, and Ruby. He works with clients on application design strategies that combine object-oriented programming, functional programming, and aspect-oriented programming. He also consults on Agile methods, like Lean and XP. Dean is a frequent speaker at industry and academic conferences on these topics. He has a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Washington.

Alex Payne currently works for Twitter, Inc., a communications service that allows users to send short one-to-many messages via a variety of media. His title at Twitter is API Lead; his daily work is growing and supporting a collection of services on which other developers can build. Alex has been working at Twitter since the beginning of 2007, several months before the service began to grow in popularity. Before working at Twitter, Alex worked in information security, helped build web applications for political campaigns and non-profits, and more. In his free time, Alex studies the history, present use, and evolution of programming languages, as well as minimalist art and design. Alex lives and works in San Francisco, where he engages in an endless search for the perfect cocktail and cup of coffee.

Book Synopsis

Fastest way for programmers to be productive with this exciting new "multi-paradigm" language, with combines object-oriented and functional programming. Programming Scala introduces a new language for the Java Virtual Machine that offers all the benefits of a modern object model, functional programming, and an advanced type system. Packed with code examples, this comprehensive book teaches programmers how to be productive with Scala quickly, and explains what makes this language ideal for today's highly scalable, component-based applications that support concurrency and distribution.

Table of Contents

DedicationForewordPrefaceChapter 1: Zero to Sixty: Introducing ScalaChapter 2: Type Less, Do MoreChapter 3: Rounding Out the EssentialsChapter 4: TraitsChapter 5: Basic Object-Oriented Programming in ScalaChapter 6: Advanced Object-Oriented Programming In ScalaChapter 7: The Scala Object SystemChapter 8: Functional Programming in ScalaChapter 9: Robust, Scalable Concurrency with ActorsChapter 10: Herding XML in ScalaChapter 11: Domain-Specific Languages in ScalaChapter 12: The Scala Type SystemChapter 13: Application Design Chapter 14: Scala Tools, Libraries, and IDE SupportReferencesGlossaryColophon

Dean Wampler is a Consultant, Trainer, and Mentor with Object Mentor, Inc. He specializes in Scala, Java, and Ruby. He works with clients on application design strategies that combine object-oriented programming, functional programming, and aspect-oriented programming. He also consults on Agile methods, like Lean and XP. Dean is a frequent speaker at industry and academic conferences on these topics. He has a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Washington.

Alex Payne is Platform Lead at Twitter, where he develops services that enable programmers to build atop the popular social messaging service. Alex has previously built web applications for political campaigns, non-profits, and early-stage startups, and supported information security efforts for military and intelligence customers. In his free time, Alex studies, speaks, and writes about the history, present use, and evolution of programming languages, as well as minimalist art and design.

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