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Steps in Scala
An Introduction to Object-Functional Programming

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  • Date Published: November 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521747585

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  • Scala is a highly expressive, concise and scalable language. It is also the most prominent method of the new and exciting methodology known as object-functional programming. In this book, the authors show how Scala grows to the needs of the programmer, whether professional or hobbyist. They teach Scala with a step-by-step approach and explain how to exploit the full power of the industry-proven JVM technology. Readers can then dive into specially chosen design challenges and implementation problems, inspired by the trials of real-world software engineering. It also helps readers to embrace the power of static typing and automatic type inference. In addition, the book shows how to use the dual-object and functional-oriented natures combined at Scala's core, and so write code that is less ‘boilerplate', giving a genuine increase in productivity.

    • A concise yet complete introduction to the features of the language
    • Includes real-world applications and examples, and carefully chosen exercises
    • All of the code in the book is available online, together with exercise solutions
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    "Loverdos and Syropoulos provide a well-constructed introduction to this language."
    J. Beidler, University of Scranton for Choice Magazine

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521747585
    • length: 504 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 175 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.89kg
    • contains: 50 b/w illus. 25 tables 35 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Core features
    3. Advanced features
    4. Parser builders
    5. XML processing
    6. GUI programming
    7. Concurrent programming
    8. On paths and a bit of algebraic abstractions
    9. Virtual files coming into existence
    10. Compositional file matching
    11. Searching, iterating, traversing
    12. The expression problem
    13. A computer algebra system
    Appendix A. Multimedia processing
    Appendix B. Distributing a Scala application along with Scala itself
    Appendix C. Working with the compiler and the interpreter
    Appendix D. Scala's grammar
    Author index
    Subject index.

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    Christos K. K. Loverdos
    Christos K. K. Loverdos is a research-inclined computer software professional. He has been working in the software industry for more than ten years, designing and implementing flexible, enterprise-level systems and was a member of the core team that led the design and implementation of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games portal (

    Apostolos Syropoulos
    Apostolos Syropoulos is a computer scientist. He has been instrumental in the spread of TeX and other related document preparation tools inside and outside Greece and is currently working as a computer educator.

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