About the Book
The Neophyte's Guide to Scala is a book for intermediate Scala developers. If you have made your first steps with Scala and functional programming, for example by participating in Martin Odersky's Coursera course Functional Programming Principles in Scala, and you don't know how to continue, this book is for you.
Originally published as a blog series from November 2012 to April 2013, the Neophyte's Guide to Scala is now available as an ebook, a compilation of all 16 articles.
In this book, you will learn the details of how to employ pattern matching and extractors, working with the omnipresent Option and similar types in an idiomatic way, and leveraging higher-order functions and currying to keep your code DRY. Furthermore, you will gain insight into advanced Scala features like type classes and path-dependent types and about Scala's approach at concurrent programming: Learn about the power of Scala's futures and the actor model, as implemented in the popular Akka toolkit.
About the Author
Daniel Westheide is a software developer from Berlin, Germany. He has a background in human-computer interaction, semantic web technologies, and adaptive web applications, and has been working as a backend engineer since 2007. He has been using Scala and Clojure professionally since 2011 and likes to spread the love for functional programming and domain-driven design.