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Functional Programming in Scala

Paul Chiusano and Runar Bjarnason
Foreword by Martin Odersky
  • September 2014
  • ISBN 9781617290657
  • 320 pages
  • printed in black & white

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Leads to deep insights into the nature of computation.

From the Foreword by Martin Odersky, Creator of Scala
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Functional Programming in Scala is a serious tutorial for programmers looking to learn FP and apply it to the everyday business of coding. The book guides readers from basic techniques to advanced topics in a logical, concise, and clear progression. In it, you'll find concrete examples and exercises that open up the world of functional programming.

about the technology

Functional programming (FP) is a style of software development emphasizing functions that don't depend on program state. Functional code is easier to test and reuse, simpler to parallelize, and less prone to bugs than other code. Scala is an emerging JVM language that offers strong support for FP. Its familiar syntax and transparent interoperability with Java make Scala a great place to start learning FP.

what's inside

  • Functional programming concepts
  • The whys and hows of FP
  • How to write multicore programs
  • Exercises and checks for understanding

about the reader

This book assumes no prior experience with functional programming. Some prior exposure to Scala or Java is helpful.

about the author

Paul Chiusano and Rúnar Bjarnason are recognized experts in functional programming with Scala and are core contributors to the Scalaz library.

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