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An awesome book for Scala

March 10, 2015 Leave a comment

scalaI decided to learn Scala as a new language. I’ve heard a lot of good things about it. I looked at some basic stuffs in it and it seems to be a cool language. It’s based on the JVM, thus it stands on the shoulders of giants :)

I found an excellent book for learning it called “Scala for the Impatient” (Amazon link). Here you can download the first 9 chapters legally, and they nicely cover the basics that let you get started. I just finished the first chapter (13 pages) and it teaches you a lot. At the end of each chapter there are exercises, so you can test your knowledge and you have a feedback of your progress. I think a programming book without exercises is worthless.

Last week I started to work with the book “Programming in Scala” 2nd ed., which is written by the author of the language. I read the first four chapters (116 pages) but it goes in all directions. It talks about advanced stuffs at the beginning and it doesn’t explain the basics well. After the four chapters I had the impression that I still know nothing about Scala…

“Scala for the Impatient” seems better to my taste. I should buy the complete book.

Programming in a nutshell

February 14, 2014 Leave a comment

This GIF sums it up:

Found it on reddit.

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Lua

October 26, 2013 Leave a comment

I’ve never used Lua but I heard a lot about it. Here is a post that lists its good and bad parts:

Lua: Good, bad, and ugly parts

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Scala tutorials

August 11, 2013 Leave a comment

Wanna learn Scala? Visit http://scalatutorials.com/.

[ found here ]

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Seven Languages in Seven Weeks

naIf you are a programmer and you want to expand your horizon, the book “Seven Languages in Seven Weeks” by Bruce Tate can be an interesting read.

Languages covered in the book: Ruby, Io, Prolog, Scala, Erlang, Clojure and Haskell.

Links

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Learn to program

March 1, 2013 Leave a comment

A nice collection of links: Learn to Program.

YouTube video: here.

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Programming Praxis

October 21, 2012 Leave a comment

Programming Praxis is a nice blog with lots of interesting exercises to sharpen your skills.

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