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Scala Cookbook - It is worth the buy

Joe Harry
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I recently purchased this book and I really liked reading through it. It is not an advanced material on Scala, but it really helps you understand the Scala language basics. To my surprise, there is even a chapter on Web Services. As I keep saying that the core language features of Scala is huge compared to that of Java, this book is a welcome addition that would enable you to get quickly familiarized with the language basics. If you looking for some good introductory material, go for this book. You will learn from the vast amount of examples given in this book.


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Terry Birch
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I agree and would also highly recommend Alvin's book. I am a beginner with Scala but have felt very much at home with the book's style and contents.
Khuma Chhakchhuak
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I think it is worth mentioning Martin Odersky scala course at https://www.coursera.org/course/progfun
Heena Agarwal
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[quote]I think it is worth mentioning Martin Odersky scala course at https://www.coursera.org/course/progfun[/quote]

I've heard good reviews of the course. I had enrolled into the course a month back.

They've released the first set of lectures. I might have some time next month, so I'm hoping I'll be able to keep up with the course. I have done the mistake of enrolling into two coursera courses at the same time in the past. Since I'm not going to be repeating that mistake this time, I might as well be able to keep up with the course. :-)
chris webster
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Many thanks for recommending this excellent book, Joe - I've given you a cow for this

I bought the ebook version initially, but there's so much useful stuff in this book that I bought the hard copy as well, so I can have it open on my desk next to me. You'll learn a lot about Scala by simply reading through the various recipes in this book, and it covers a huge amount of material very clearly and thoroughly. I'm starting to work on Scala again soon, so I'm confident that this book will be a very helpful resource.

Highly recommended!


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Joe Harry
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chris webster wrote:Many thanks for recommending this excellent book, Joe - I've given you a cow for this

I bought the ebook version initially, but there's so much useful stuff in this book that I bought the hard copy as well, so I can have it open on my desk next to me. You'll learn a lot about Scala by simply reading through the various recipes in this book, and it covers a huge amount of material very clearly and thoroughly. I'm starting to work on Scala again soon, so I'm confident that this book will be a very helpful resource.

Highly recommended!


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Scott Shipp
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How does the cookbook material overlap with the material on Alvin Alexander's website? Is his page a good preview of the book?
chris webster
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Scott Shipp wrote:How does the cookbook material overlap with the material on Alvin Alexander's website? Is his page a good preview of the book?

From what I've seen, some of the material from the book is on the website, but the book is much more comprehensive and gives you a lot of well-structured explanations on how to do things e.g. by working through successive recipes on a particular topic. I'm using the cookbook every day right now as I'm working on some Scala prototypes, and I would highly recommend it to anybody who's just getting started with Scala.
 
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