Learn Scala by Example

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Learn By Example: Scala
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Learn By Example: Scala

Created by Loony Corn

Last updated on 02/2018

65 examples that will bring Scala to life for you

These 65 examples will make this cool-new-kid-on-the-block your steady, reliable friend

Let's parse that.

  • Scala is cool because its all the rage for big data applications, and because it manages to be more sophisticated and elegant than Java.
  • That said, Java is a steady, reliable friend - a language you can depend upon, and in which you can express yourself. 
  • These 65 examples will help you trust Scala the way you trust Java. Each is self-contained, has its source code attached, and gets across a specific Scala use-case. Each example is simple, but not simplistic.

What's Included:

  • The Big Ideas: Before we get to the how, we better understand the why - this course will help clarify why we even need Scala when Java serves us so well
  • The Little Details That Matter: Pattern Matching, If Expressions, For Loops & Yield: Java has if-statements, while Scala has if-expressions. Differences like these matter, this course will cover them.  
  • First Class Functions are perhaps the most dramatically new feature of Scala - the foundation of functional programming support.
  • Collections - Lists, Options, the Details of fold/reduce/shift in Scala  are yet another bit of the language that differs significantly from other traditional object-oriented languages. We will spend a lot of time on these topics too.
  • Classes, Companion Objects, Traits, Self Types and Dependency Injection are Scala's way of providing Object Oriented support. Some of these concepts are similar to Java - those we will skim over. Others are quite different - we will be sure to cover these in detail. 

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