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Don't let the publication date of this book put you off. Time and time again, I find myself reading way beyond the topic I had looked up in the first place. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Dame Edna
I just ran across the negative reviews of this book and had to say "whoa, that's annoying". I wrote a Scala book myself and know that it's a challenge to present all of the facts... Read morePublished on May 1, 2012 by Cay Horstmann
First, the book is mostly a flurry of examples without adequate explanations. The author could have made better examples by making them more relatable or practical and bothering to... Read morePublished on April 21, 2012 by cdwatson
The first page of the introduction says "This book is intended for folks with some programming background ...". Read morePublished on May 18, 2011 by Saul
The book is not written in a systematic manner and goes all over the various topic leading to confusion for beginners like me. I will definitely not recommend it to beginners.Published on July 11, 2010 by Gaurav Srivastva
I had a difficult time learning much from this book.
One problem is that the author doesn't explain things systematically. Read more
I concur completely with the review Michael Ernest wrote. I am a long time Java developer and frequently found myself lost during the first half of this book. Read morePublished on December 10, 2009 by Matthew Welch
Having had some exposure to Java, I was hopeful to pick up a beginner's level text. The title turned out to be a misnomer in that respect.Published on October 8, 2009 by Tool Man
I've been hearing about various other languages that are available for the JVM for a while. I've seen presentations at my local Java user group and at conferences like NFJS and... Read morePublished on September 20, 2009 by Brian Hurley