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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)


Lagom framework is a Lightbend's solution aiming to streamline and simplify building microservices with Scala and Java. It is build on top of existing libraries and frameworks such as SBT, Akka, and Play and provides additional functionalities such as a rich development environment with hot code reload, a service registry and service locator, an embedded database, and a message broker.

Lagom has three useful APIs:

  • Service APIs, which allow you to represent remote service calls as local function calls
  • Persistence API, which provides additional structure and some useful defaults for Akka-Persistence
  • Message broker API, which makes public/subscribe communication and working with the read-side of the journal a breeze

Lagom comes with a test kit that helps to test services or persistent entities in isolation. Combining Lagom's test kit with the Akka-Streams test...