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The Tapir in The Room,
This review is from: Programming Scala: Scalability = Functional Programming + Objects (Animal Guide) (Paperback)
Programming Scala can range from scripts, to object-oriented, to functional, to Actor-based multi-threading, to sophisticated library writing. Scripts are pre-compiled with an implicit main, for those short knock-off tasks, with the entire Scala libraries and Java libraries at the ready.
The book encourages test-driven development in early chapters, which makes the example code pretty much self-explanatory.
Author Dean Wampler responded quickly to my minor change request for the downloadable sample code to self-test in Ubuntu. Authors aren't obligated to provide post-publication service to readers, but these guys do.
The Tapir (Elephant) in The Room is a fast moving hunter whose speed defies his size. Like Scala.