- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Manning Publications (May 27, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1935182706
- ISBN-13: 978-1935182702
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 17 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #832,423 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Josh Suereth is a softward developer with Typesafe. He is a Scala committer and the maintainer of scala-tools.org.
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It goes behind the surface, and explains that is happening inside Scala. Based on this understanding, it gives a useful set of recommendations and best practices. Definitely the book to get when you are ready to do something real in Scala.
I gave it only 4 stars because it needs updating. It describes Scala 2.8, and an obsolete version of Actor.
Still worth reading though
Despite covering advanced approaches, the book is thoroughly practical. There are discussions of theoretical concepts such as type classes, monads and category theory, but here they are always application oriented.
The book's main shortcoming is that it suffers from poor editing and typos. Also, more motivation for certain techniques is sometimes needed. For example, the discussion of type classes is very clear, but from the example that is given I could not immediately infer in what kind of general situation I ought to be applying the concept.
Despite the shortcomings, serious Scala programmers should definitely get this book once they have a solid understanding of the fundamentals. It fills an important gap.
This is not a beginner's book. But after read the Martin's stair case book and other book, and play the Scala for a while, this is the right next book for in-depth and practical advices.
3 might be harsh, I would give it 3.4 / 5
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