AStairway to Scala (Applied Topics) by Bill Venners and Dick Wall – 6 – 8th Dec
Want to learn the Scala language and core libraries? Want to find out more about ScalaTest, profiling and best practices from the best in the business?
Stairway to Scala Applied takes you from any level of Scala knowledge (including none) and elevates you to a level where you can effectively and confidently use Scala on a daily basis.
The exercises will immerse you in Scala programming and after 3 days you will find that you have familiarity with the language from the amount of coding practice you get. Meanwhile the topics cover all important aspects of the Scala language and introduce the most important parts of the core libraries, including the Collections, Futures and Actors APIs.
We round up with a look at using Scala in a mixed Java/Scala environment, and using SBT to build Scala projects, including writing custom settings and tasks.
Learn how to :
• Harness the power of Scala and core libraries
• Apply best practices to improve the performance of your Scala code
• Use Akka and Actors
• Integrate with Java and much more!
About Dick Wall and Bill Venners :
Dick Wall is a member of the JavaPosse and partner of Escalate Software. Dick was also the recipient of last year’s Phil Bagwell Award for his dedication to the Scala community.
Bill Venners is president of Artima, Inc., provider of Scala books, developer tools, training, and consulting. He leads the open source projects for the ScalaTest testing library and the Scalactic library for functional, object-oriented programming. He is coauthor with Martin Odersky and Lex Spoon of the book, Programming in Scala.