About the Book
In this book, you will learn how to build Web applications with Play Framework, access databases with ScalikeJDBC, perform asynchronous tasks with Scala Futures and Akka Actors, wire dependencies with MacWire, authenticate users with BCrypt, test your code with ScalaTest and Mockito.
The book shows how to use Gradle and SBT for building projects, how to integrate modern frontend tools such as Webpack and React into a Scala developer workflow. A chapter discussing application deployment and hosting considerations is also included.
The book doesn't expect any prior Scala experience as the basics are briefly explained in the first chapters. The required functional programming concepts are also explained in the beginning.
Who this book is for
This book is intended for people who are interested in learning and applying Scala to writing Web applications. It assumes a good knowledge of any programming language and familiarity with Web technologies.
Which versions are used
The main examples use Scala 2.11 and Play 2.5. When additional libraries are needed, their latest versions are used.
The cover illustration was designed by Freepik
About the Author
Having started as a Java developer in a middle-sized enterprise company, over the course of my career I've worked in several different countries and gained quite a bit of experience. During the last eight years I've used a great number of libraries and frameworks from JavaServer Faces to React.