Scala for Java Developers

A Practical Primer

  • Toby Weston

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  2. Scala Tour

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  3. Key Syntactical Differences

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  4. Beyond Java to Scala

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About this book


Master the fundamentals of Scala and understand its emphasis on functional programming that sets it apart from Java. This book will help you translate what you already know in Java to Scala to start your functional programming journey. Learn Scala is split into four parts: a tour of Scala, a comparison between Java and Scala, Scala-specific features and functional programming idioms, and finally a discussion about adopting Scala in existing Java teams and legacy projects.

After reading and using this tutorial, you'll come away with the skills in Scala to kick-start your productivity with this growing popular language.

You will:

  • Tour Scala and learn the basic syntax, constructs, and how to use the REPL
  • Translate Java syntax that you already know into Scala
  • Learn what Scala offers over and above Java
  • Become familiar with functional programming concepts and idioms
  • Gain tips and advice useful when transitioning existing Java projects to Scala


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Authors and affiliations

  • Toby Weston
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Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Toby Weston 2018
  • Publisher Name Apress, Berkeley, CA
  • eBook Packages Professional and Applied Computing
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4842-3107-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4842-3108-1
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