Scala for the Impatient

Cay Horstmann

Addison-Wesley 2012

“Currently the best compact introduction to Scala” —Martin Odersky

“The book is a joy to read. Probably the most concise reference for Scala available on the market, this deserves to be on every programmers bookshelf”—James Sugrue

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Available at Safari Books Online, as DRM-free e-book and/or printed book, and on Kindle

You can get the A1 level chapters for free at TypeSafe.

Here is the source code for the examples.

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Table of Contents

The [AL][1-3] refer to Martin Odersky's Scala levels.

  1. The Basics (A1)
  2. Control Structures and Functions (A1)
  3. Arrays (A1)
  4. Maps and Tuples (A1)
  5. Classes (A1)
  6. Objects (A1)
  7. Packages and Imports (A1)
  8. Inheritance (A1)
  9. Files and Regular Expressions (A1)
  10. Traits (L1)
  11. Operators (L1)
  12. Higher-Order Functions (L1)
  13. Collections (A2)
  14. Pattern Matching and Case Classes (A2)
  15. Annotations (A2)
  16. XML Processing (A2)
  17. Type Parameters (L2)
  18. Advanced Types  (L2)
  19. Parsing and Domain-Specific Languages (A3)
  20. Actors (A3)
  21. Implicits (L3)
  22. Delimited Continuations (L3)