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Learn Scala Programming

By : Slava Schmidt
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Learn Scala Programming

By: Slava Schmidt

Overview of this book

The second version of Scala has undergone multiple changes to support features and library implementations. Scala 2.13, with its main focus on modularizing the standard library and simplifying collections, brings with it a host of updates. Learn Scala Programming addresses both technical and architectural changes to the redesigned standard library and collections, along with covering in-depth type systems and first-level support for functions. You will discover how to leverage implicits as a primary mechanism for building type classes and look at different ways to test Scala code. You will also learn about abstract building blocks used in functional programming, giving you sufficient understanding to pick and use any existing functional programming library out there. In the concluding chapters, you will explore reactive programming by covering the Akka framework and reactive streams. By the end of this book, you will have built microservices and learned to implement them with the Scala and Lagom framework.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)


  1. Why does the type of monad transformer reflect the type of the stack "upside-down" with its name referring to the type of innermost monad?
  2. Why is it possible to reuse existing monads for the top layer of the stack?
  3. Why is it impossible to reuse existing monads for the bottom layer of the stack?
  4. Implement a TryT monad transformer.
  5. Use the TryT monad transformer instead of EitherT with the example functions from the chapter.
  6. Implement another take on the monad transformer stack, this time with the layers placed upside-down: EitherT[OptionT[Future, A], String, A].
  7. Add an action to release the caught fish in the free monad example we developed in the chapter.