Learning Concurrent Programming in Scala

Author: Aleksandar Prokopec

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1786462141

Category: Computers

Page: 434

View: 8108

Learn the art of building intricate, modern, scalable, and concurrent applications using Scala About This Book Make the most of Scala by understanding its philosophy and harnessing the power of multicores Get acquainted with cutting-edge technologies in the field of concurrency, through practical, real-world applications Get this step-by-step guide packed with pragmatic examples Who This Book Is For If you are a Scala programmer with no prior knowledge about concurrent programming, or seeking to broaden your existing knowledge about concurrency, this book is for you. Basic knowledge of the Scala programming language will be helpful. Also if you have a solid knowledge in another programming language, such as Java, you should find this book easily accessible. What You Will Learn Get to grips with the fundamentals of concurrent programming on modern multiprocessor systems Build high-performance concurrent systems from simple, low-level concurrency primitives Express asynchrony in concurrent computations with futures and promises Seamlessly accelerate sequential programs by using data-parallel collections Design safe, scalable, and easy-to-comprehend in-memory transactional data models Transparently create distributed applications that scale across multiple machines Integrate different concurrency frameworks together in large applications Develop and implement scalable and easy-to-understand concurrent applications in Scala 2.12 In Detail Scala is a modern, multiparadigm programming language designed to express common programming patterns in a concise, elegant, and type-safe way. Scala smoothly integrates the features of object-oriented and functional languages. In this second edition, you will find updated coverage of the Scala 2.12 platform. The Scala 2.12 series targets Java 8 and requires it for execution. The book starts by introducing you to the foundations of concurrent programming on the JVM, outlining the basics of the Java Memory Model, and then shows some of the classic building blocks of concurrency, such as the atomic variables, thread pools, and concurrent data structures, along with the caveats of traditional concurrency. The book then walks you through different high-level concurrency abstractions, each tailored toward a specific class of programming tasks, while touching on the latest advancements of async programming capabilities of Scala. It also covers some useful patterns and idioms to use with the techniques described. Finally, the book presents an overview of when to use which concurrency library and demonstrates how they all work together, and then presents new exciting approaches to building concurrent and distributed systems. Style and approach The book provides a step-by-step introduction to concurrent programming. It focuses on easy-to-understand examples that are pragmatic and applicable to real-world applications. Different topics are approached in a bottom-up fashion, gradually going from the simplest foundations to the most advanced features.
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Learning Concurrent Programming in Scala

Author: Aleksandar Prokopec

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1783281421

Category: Computers

Page: 366

View: 4517

This book is a must-have tutorial for software developers aiming to write concurrent programs in Scala, or broaden their existing knowledge of concurrency. This book is intended for Scala programmers that have no prior knowledge about concurrent programming, as well as those seeking to broaden their existing knowledge about concurrency. Basic knowledge of the Scala programming language will be helpful. Readers with a solid knowledge in another programming language, such as Java, should find this book easily accessible.
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Learning Concurrent Programming in Scala - Second Edition

Author: Aleksandar Prokopec

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781786466891

Category:

Page: 382

View: 3971

Learn the art of building intricate, modern, scalable, and concurrent applications using ScalaAbout This Book* Make the most of Scala by understanding its philosophy and harnessing the power of multicores* Get acquainted with cutting-edge technologies in the field of concurrency, through practical, real-world applications* Get this step-by-step guide packed with pragmatic examplesWho This Book Is ForIf you are a Scala programmer with no prior knowledge about concurrent programming, or seeking to broaden your existing knowledge about concurrency, this book is for you. Basic knowledge of the Scala programming language will be helpful. Also if you have a solid knowledge in another programming language, such as Java, you should find this book easily accessible.What You Will Learn* Get to grips with the fundamentals of concurrent programming on modern multiprocessor systems, with a particular focus on the JVM concurrency model* Build high-performance concurrent systems from simple, low-level concurrency primitives* Express asynchrony in concurrent computations with futures and promises* Seamlessly accelerate sequential programs by using data-parallel collections* Design safe, scalable, and easy-to-comprehend in-memory transactional data models* Transparently create distributed applications that scale across multiple machines* Integrate different concurrency frameworks together in large applications* Develop and implement scalable and easy-to-understand concurrent applications in Scala 2.12In DetailScala is a modern, multiparadigm programming language designed to express common programming patterns in a concise, elegant, and type-safe way. Scala smoothly integrates the features of object-oriented and functional languages.In this second edition, you will find an updated coverage of the Scala 2.12 platform. The Scala 2.12 series targets Java 8 and requires it for execution. It starts by introducing you to the foundations of concurrent programming on the JVM, outlining the basics of the Java Memory Model, and then shows some of the classic building blocks of concurrency, such as the atomic variables, thread pools, and concurrent data structures, along with the caveats of traditional concurrency.It then walks you through different high-level concurrency abstractions, each tailored toward a specific class of programming tasks, while touching on the latest advancements of Async programming capabilities of Scala. It also covers some useful patterns and idioms to use the techniques described. Finally, the book presents an overview of when to use which concurrency library and demonstrates how they all work together.
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Learning Concurrent Programming in Scala

Author: Felix Frank

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781783281411

Category: Computers

Page: 366

View: 8152

This book is a must-have tutorial for software developers aiming to write concurrent programs in Scala, or broaden their existing knowledge of concurrency.This book is intended for Scala programmers that have no prior knowledge about concurrent programming, as well as those seeking to broaden their existing knowledge about concurrency. Basic knowledge of the Scala programming language will be helpful. Readers with a solid knowledge in another programming language, such as Java, should find this book easily accessible.
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Programming Scala

Scalability = Functional Programming + Objects

Author: Dean Wampler,Alex Payne

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491950161

Category: Computers

Page: 586

View: 8136

Get up to speed on Scala, the JVM language that offers all the benefits of a modern object model, functional programming, and an advanced type system. Packed with code examples, this comprehensive book shows you how to be productive with the language and ecosystem right away, and explains why Scala is ideal for today's highly scalable, data-centric applications that support concurrency and distribution. This second edition covers recent language features, with new chapters on pattern matching, comprehensions, and advanced functional programming. You’ll also learn about Scala’s command-line tools, third-party tools, libraries, and language-aware plugins for editors and IDEs. This book is ideal for beginning and advanced Scala developers alike. Program faster with Scala’s succinct and flexible syntax Dive into basic and advanced functional programming (FP) techniques Build killer big-data apps, using Scala’s functional combinators Use traits for mixin composition and pattern matching for data extraction Learn the sophisticated type system that combines FP and object-oriented programming concepts Explore Scala-specific concurrency tools, including Akka Understand how to develop rich domain-specific languages Learn good design techniques for building scalable and robust Scala applications
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Programming in Scala

Author: Martin Odersky,Lex Spoon,Bill Venners

Publisher: Artima Inc

ISBN: 0981531601

Category: Computers

Page: 736

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Presents an introduction to the new programming language for the Java Platform.
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Concurrent Programming: Algorithms, Principles, and Foundations

Author: Michel Raynal

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642320279

Category: Computers

Page: 516

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The advent of new architectures and computing platforms means that synchronization and concurrent computing are among the most important topics in computing science. Concurrent programs are made up of cooperating entities -- processors, processes, agents, peers, sensors -- and synchronization is the set of concepts, rules and mechanisms that allow them to coordinate their local computations in order to realize a common task. This book is devoted to the most difficult part of concurrent programming, namely synchronization concepts, techniques and principles when the cooperating entities are asynchronous, communicate through a shared memory, and may experience failures. Synchronization is no longer a set of tricks but, due to research results in recent decades, it relies today on sane scientific foundations as explained in this book. In this book the author explains synchronization and the implementation of concurrent objects, presenting in a uniform and comprehensive way the major theoretical and practical results of the past 30 years. Among the key features of the book are a new look at lock-based synchronization (mutual exclusion, semaphores, monitors, path expressions); an introduction to the atomicity consistency criterion and its properties and a specific chapter on transactional memory; an introduction to mutex-freedom and associated progress conditions such as obstruction-freedom and wait-freedom; a presentation of Lamport's hierarchy of safe, regular and atomic registers and associated wait-free constructions; a description of numerous wait-free constructions of concurrent objects (queues, stacks, weak counters, snapshot objects, renaming objects, etc.); a presentation of the computability power of concurrent objects including the notions of universal construction, consensus number and the associated Herlihy's hierarchy; and a survey of failure detector-based constructions of consensus objects. The book is suitable for advanced undergraduate students and graduate students in computer science or computer engineering, graduate students in mathematics interested in the foundations of process synchronization, and practitioners and engineers who need to produce correct concurrent software. The reader should have a basic knowledge of algorithms and operating systems.
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Scala High Performance Programming

Author: Vincent Theron,Michael Diamant

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1786467089

Category: Computers

Page: 274

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Leverage Scala and the functional paradigm to build performant software About This Book Get the first book to explore Scala performance techniques in depth! Real-world inspired use cases illustrate and support the techniques studied and the language features This book is written by Vincent Theron and Michael Diamant, software engineers with several years of experience in the high-frequency trading and programmatic advertising industries Who This Book Is For This book assumes a basic exposure to the Scala programming language and the Java Virtual Machine. You should be able to read and understand moderately advanced Scala code. No other knowledge is required. What You Will Learn Analyze the performance of JVM applications by developing JMH benchmarks and profiling with Flight Recorder Discover use cases and performance tradeoffs of Scala language features, and eager and lazy collections Explore event sourcing to improve performance while working with stream processing pipelines Dive into asynchronous programming to extract performance on multicore systems using Scala Future and Scalaz Task Design distributed systems with conflict-free replicated data types (CRDTs) to take advantage of eventual consistency without synchronization Understand the impact of queues on system performance and apply the Free monad to build systems robust to high levels of throughput In Detail Scala is a statically and strongly typed language that blends functional and object-oriented paradigms. It has experienced growing popularity as an appealing and pragmatic choice to write production-ready software in the functional paradigm. Scala and the functional programming paradigm enable you to solve problems with less code and lower maintenance costs than the alternatives. However, these gains can come at the cost of performance if you are not careful. Scala High Performance Programming arms you with the knowledge you need to create performant Scala applications. Starting with the basics of understanding how to define performance, we explore Scala's language features and functional programming techniques while keeping a close eye on performance throughout all the topics. We introduce you as the newest software engineer at a fictitious financial trading company, named MV Trading. As you learn new techniques and approaches to reduce latency and improve throughput, you'll apply them to MV Trading's business problems. By the end of the book, you will be well prepared to write production-ready, performant Scala software using the functional paradigm to solve real-world problems. Style and approach This step-by-step guide will help you create high performance applications using Scala. Packed with lots of code samples, tips and tricks, every topic is explained in a detailed, easy-to-understand manner.
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Concurrent Programming in Java

Design Principles and Patterns

Author: Douglas Lea

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780201310092

Category: Computers

Page: 411

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Scala in Action

Author: Nilanjan Raychaudhuri

Publisher: Manning Publications Company

ISBN: 9781935182757

Category: Computers

Page: 393

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Offers a tutorial to the Scala programming language, describing how to use the open source libraries for both Java and Scala, how to build DSLs and other productivity tools,and ways to debug and test using ScalaTest.
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Scala Reactive Programming

Build scalable, functional reactive microservices with Akka, Play, and Lagom

Author: Rambabu Posa

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787282872

Category: Computers

Page: 552

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Build fault-tolerant, robust, and distributed applications in Scala Key Features - Understand and use the concepts of reactive programming to build distributed systems running on multiple nodes. - Learn how reactive architecture reduces complexity throughout the development process. - Get to grips with functional reactive programming and Reactive Microservices. Book Description Reactive programming is a scalable, fast way to build applications, and one that helps us write code that is concise, clear, and readable. It can be used for many purposes such as GUIs, robotics, music, and others, and is central to many concurrent systems. This book will be your guide to getting started with Reactive programming in Scala. You will begin with the fundamental concepts of Reactive programming and gradually move on to working with asynchronous data streams. You will then start building an application using Akka Actors and extend it using the Play framework. You will also learn about reactive stream specifications, event sourcing techniques, and different methods to integrate Akka Streams into the Play Framework. This book will also take you one step forward by showing you the advantages of the Lagom framework while working with reactive microservices. You will also learn to scale applications using multi-node clusters and test, secure, and deploy your microservices to the cloud. By the end of the book, you will have gained the knowledge to build robust and distributed systems with Scala and Akka. What you will learn Understand the fundamental principles of Reactive and Functional programming Develop applications utilizing features of the Akka framework Explore techniques to integrate Scala, Akka, and Play together Learn about Reactive Streams with real-time use cases Develop Reactive Web Applications with Play, Scala, Akka, and Akka Streams Develop and deploy Reactive microservices using the Lagom framework and ConductR Who this book is for This book is for Scala developers who would like to build fault-tolerant, scalable distributed systems. No knowledge of Reactive programming is required.
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Scala Design Patterns

Design modular, clean, and scalable applications by applying proven design patterns in Scala, 2nd Edition

Author: Ivan Nikolov

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1788472098

Category: Computers

Page: 396

View: 9651

Learn how to write efficient, clean, and reusable code with Scala Key Features Unleash the power of Scala and apply it in the real world to build scalable and robust applications. Learn about using and implementing Creational, Structural, Behavioral, and Functional design patterns in Scala Learn how to build scalable and extendable applications efficiently Book Description Design patterns make developers’ lives easier by helping them write great software that is easy to maintain, runs efficiently, and is valuable to the company or people concerned. You’ll learn about the various features of Scala and will be able to apply well-known, industry-proven design patterns in your work. The book starts off by focusing on some of the most interesting and latest features of Scala while using practical real-world examples. We will be learning about IDE’s and Aspect Oriented Programming. We will be looking into different components in Scala. We will also cover the popular "Gang of Four" design patterns and show you how to incorporate functional patterns effectively. The book ends with a practical example that demonstrates how the presented material can be combined in real-life applications. You’ll learn the necessary concepts to build enterprise-grade applications. By the end of this book, you’ll have enough knowledge and understanding to quickly assess problems and come up with elegant solutions. What you will learn Immerse yourself in industry-standard design patterns—structural, creational, and behavioral—to create extraordinary applications See the power of traits and their application in Scala Implement abstract and self types and build clean design patterns Build complex entity relationships using structural design patterns Create applications faster by applying functional design patterns Who this book is for If you want to increase your understanding of Scala and apply design patterns to real-life application development, then this book is for you.Prior knowledge of Scala language is assumed/ expected.
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Programming Concurrency on the JVM

Mastering Synchronization, STM, and Actors

Author: Venkat Subramaniam

Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf

ISBN: 1680504304

Category: Computers

Page: 280

View: 420

More than ever, learning to program concurrency is critical to creating faster, responsive applications. Speedy and affordable multicore hardware is driving the demand for high-performing applications, and you can leverage the Java platform to bring these applications to life. Concurrency on the Java platform has evolved, from the synchronization model of JDK to software transactional memory (STM) and actor-based concurrency. This book is the first to show you all these concurrency styles so you can compare and choose what works best for your applications. You'll learn the benefits of each of these models, when and how to use them, and what their limitations are. Through hands-on exercises, you'll learn how to avoid shared mutable state and how to write good, elegant, explicit synchronization-free programs so you can create easy and safe concurrent applications. The techniques you learn in this book will take you from dreading concurrency to mastering and enjoying it. Best of all, you can work with Java or a JVM language of your choice - Clojure, JRuby, Groovy, or Scala - to reap the growing power of multicore hardware. If you are a Java programmer, you'd need JDK 1.5 or later and the Akka 1.0 library. In addition, if you program in Scala, Clojure, Groovy or JRuby you'd need the latest version of your preferred language. Groovy programmers will also need GPars.
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Akka Concurrency

Author: Derek Wyatt

Publisher: Artima Press

ISBN: 9780981531663

Category: Computers

Page: 521

View: 7585

Provides information on concurrency programming using Akka, covering such topics as programming with actors, testing applications, coding with Scala's futures, and message-oriented programming and routing.
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Learning Akka

Author: Jason Goodwin

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784393541

Category: Computers

Page: 274

View: 4730

Build fault tolerant concurrent and distributed applications with Akka About This Book Build networked applications that self-heal Scale out your applications to handle more traffic faster An easy-to-follow guide with a number of examples to ensure you get the best start with Akka Who This Book Is For This book is intended for beginner to intermediate Java or Scala developers who want to build applications to serve the high-scale user demands in computing today. If you need your applications to handle the ever-growing user bases and datasets with high performance demands, then this book is for you. Learning Akka will let you do more for your users with less code and less complexity, by building and scaling your networked applications with ease. What You Will Learn Use Akka to overcome the challenges of concurrent programming Resolve the issues faced in distributed computing with the help of Akka Scale applications to serve a high number of concurrent users Make your system fault-tolerant with self-healing applications Provide a timely response to users with easy concurrency Reduce hardware costs by building more efficient multi-user applications Maximise network efficiency by scaling it In Detail Software today has to work with more data, more users, more cores, and more servers than ever. Akka is a distributed computing toolkit that enables developers to build correct concurrent and distributed applications using Java and Scala with ease, applications that scale across servers and respond to failure by self-healing. As well as simplifying development, Akka enables multiple concurrency development patterns with particular support and architecture derived from Erlang's concept of actors (lightweight concurrent entities). Akka is written in Scala, which has become the programming language of choice for development on the Akka platform. Learning Akka aims to be a comprehensive walkthrough of Akka. This book will take you on a journey through all the concepts of Akka that you need in order to get started with concurrent and distributed applications and even build your own. Beginning with the concept of Actors, the book will take you through concurrency in Akka. Moving on to networked applications, this book will explain the common pitfalls in these difficult problem areas while teaching you how to use Akka to overcome these problems with ease. The book is an easy to follow example-based guide that will strengthen your basic knowledge of Akka and aid you in applying the same to real-world scenarios. Style and approach An easy-to-follow, example-based guide that will take you through building several networked-applications that work together while you are learning concurrent and distributed computing concepts. Each topic is explained while showing you how to design with Akka and how it is used to overcome common problems in applications. By showing Akka in context to the problems, it will help you understand what the common problems are in distributed applications and how to overcome them.
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Mastering Akka

Author: Christian Baxter

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1786468832

Category: Computers

Page: 436

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Master the art of creating scalable, concurrent, and reactive applications using Akka About This Book This book will help you cure anemic models with domain-driven design We cover major Akka programming concepts such as concurrency, scalability, and reactivity You will learn concepts like Event Sourcing and CQRS via Akka Persistence, Akka Streams, Akka Http as well as Akka Clustering Who This Book Is For If you want to use the Lightbend platform to create highly performant reactive applications, then this book is for you. If you are a Scala developer looking for techniques to use all features of the new Akka release and want to incorporate these solutions in your current or new projects, then this book is for you. Expert Java developers who want to build scalable, concurrent, and reactive application will find this book helpful. What You Will Learn Use Akka actors to enable parallel execution Build out domain-driven design based components like entities and aggregates Respond to command requests on that aggregate root that affect the internal state Leverage Akka Persistence, protobuf and Cassandra to save the persistent state of you entities Build out complex processing graphs with the Graph Builder DSL Understand the dynamic push/pull nature of backpressure handling within Akka Streams Route HTTP requests to an actor and return a response Deploy actor instances across a set of nodes via ConductR for high availability In Detail For a programmer, writing multi-threaded applications is critical as it is important to break large tasks into smaller ones and run them simultaneously. Akka is a distributed computing toolkit that uses the abstraction of the Actor model, enabling developers to build correct, concurrent, and distributed applications using Java and Scala with ease. The book begins with a quick introduction that simplifies concurrent programming with actors. We then proceed to master all aspects of domain-driven design. We'll teach you how to scale out with Akka Remoting/Clustering. Finally, we introduce Conductr as a means to deploy to and manage microservices across a cluster. Style and approach This comprehensive, fast-paced guide is packed with several real-world use cases that will help you understand concepts, issues, and resolutions while using Akka to create highly performant, scalable, and concurrency-proof reactive applications.
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Practical Scala DSLs

Real-World Applications Using Domain Specific Languages

Author: Pierluigi Riti

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484230361

Category: Computers

Page: 226

View: 1365

Build domain specific languages (DSLs) using Java's most popular functional programming language: Scala. This book introduces the basics of Scala and DSLs using a series of practical examples. In Practical Scala DSLs, you’ll learn to create pragmatic and complete code examples that explain the actual use of DSLs with Scala: a web API and microservices; a custom language; a mobile app; a Forex system; a game; and cloud applications. At the end of this unique book, you’ll be able to describe the differences between external and internal DSLs; understand when and how to apply DSLs; create DSLs using Scala; and even create a DSL using another programming language. What You'll Learn Build DSLs in Scala Write a web API and microservices Create a custom language Apply DSLs to mobile apps development, a Forex trading system, game development, and more Discover the role of DSLs in cloud development Integrate DSLs as part of a DevOps program or structure Build internal and external DSLs Who This Book Is For Experienced Java coders with at least some prior experience with Scala. You may be new to DSLs.
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Scala for the Impatient

Author: Cay S. Horstmann

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0134540654

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 3464

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Interest in the Scala programming language continues to grow for many reasons. Scala embraces the functional programming style without abandoning the object-oriented paradigm, and it allows you to write programs more concisely than in Java. Because Scala runs on the JVM, it can access any Java library and is interoperable with familiar Java frameworks. Scala also makes it easier to leverage the full power of concurrency. Written for experienced Java, C++, or C# programmers who are new to Scala or functional programming, Scala for the Impatient, Second Edition, introduces the key Scala concepts and techniques you need in order to be productive quickly. It is the perfect introduction to the language, particularly for impatient readers who want to learn the fundamentals of Scala so they can start coding quickly. It doesn’t attempt to exhaustively list all the features of the language or make you suffer through long and contrived examples. Instead, carefully crafted examples and hands-on activities guide you through well-defined stages of competency, from basic to expert. This revised edition has been thoroughly updated for Scala 2.12 and reflects current Scala usage. It includes added coverage of recent Scala features, including string interpolation, dynamic invocation, implicit classes, and futures. Scala is a big language, but you can use it effectively without knowing all of its details intimately. This title provides precisely the information that you need to get started in compact, easy-to-understand chunks. Get started quickly with Scala’s interpreter, syntax, tools, and unique idioms Master core language features: functions, arrays, maps, tuples, packages, imports, exception handling, and more Become familiar with object-oriented programming in Scala: classes, inheritance, and traits Use Scala for real-world programming tasks: working with files, regular expressions, and XML Work with higher-order functions and the powerful Scala collections library Leverage Scala’s powerful pattern matching and case classes Create concurrent programs with Scala futures Implement domain-specific languages Understand the Scala type system Apply advanced “power tools,” such as annotations, implicits, and type classes
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Functional Programming in Scala

Author: Paul Chiusano,Runar Bjarnason

Publisher: Manning Publications

ISBN: 9781617290657

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 1702

Helps programmers learn functional programming and apply it to the everyday business of coding. Original.
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Learning Scala Programming

Object-oriented programming meets functional reactive to create Scalable and Concurrent programs

Author: Vikash Sharma

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1788391616

Category: Computers

Page: 426

View: 8811

Learn how to write scalable and concurrent programs in Scala, a language that grows with you. Key Features Get a grip on the functional features of the Scala programming language Understand and develop optimal applications using object-oriented and functional Scala constructs Learn reactive principles with Scala and work with the Akka framework Book Description Scala is a general-purpose programming language that supports both functional and object-oriented programming paradigms. Due to its concise design and versatility, Scala's applications have been extended to a wide variety of fields such as data science and cluster computing. You will learn to write highly scalable, concurrent, and testable programs to meet everyday software requirements. We will begin by understanding the language basics, syntax, core data types, literals, variables, and more. From here you will be introduced to data structures with Scala and you will learn to work with higher-order functions. Scala's powerful collections framework will help you get the best out of immutable data structures and utilize them effectively. You will then be introduced to concepts such as pattern matching, case classes, and functional programming features. From here, you will learn to work with Scala's object-oriented features. Going forward, you will learn about asynchronous and reactive programming with Scala, where you will be introduced to the Akka framework. Finally, you will learn the interoperability of Scala and Java. After reading this book, you'll be well versed with this language and its features, and you will be able to write scalable, concurrent, and reactive programs in Scala. What you will learn Get to know the reasons for choosing Scala: its use and the advantages it provides over other languages Bring together functional and object-oriented programming constructs to make a manageable application Master basic to advanced Scala constructs Test your applications using advanced testing methodologies such as TDD Select preferred language constructs from the wide variety of constructs provided by Scala Make the transition from the object-oriented paradigm to the functional programming paradigm Write clean, concise, and powerful code with a functional mindset Create concurrent, scalable, and reactive applications utilizing the advantages of Scala Who this book is for This book is for programmers who choose to get a grip over Scala to write concurrent, scalable, and reactive programs. No prior experience with any programming language is required to learn the concepts explained in this book. Knowledge of any programming language would help the reader understanding concepts faster though.
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