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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)


Testing stream-based code might look complex because of the interconnectedness of all of the parts of the system. But more often than not testing streams boils down to unit-testing processing stages in isolation and relying on the Akka Streams that data flow between this stages will happen as expected.

Frequently, no special testing library is needed. Let's demonstrate this by testing our source:

"manager source" should {
"emit shopping lists as needed" in {
val future: Future[Seq[ShoppingList]] = Manager.manager.take(100).runWith(Sink.seq)
val result: Seq[ShoppingList] = Await.result(future, 1.seconds)
assert(result.size == 100)

In order to run this test snippet we need an implicit materializer to be in scope:

implicit val as: ActorSystem = ActorSystem("test")
implicit val mat: Materializer = ActorMaterializer()

The general...