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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)

Chapter 1

  1. Describe two ways to make it possible for some resource, R, to be used together with the scala.util.Using resource management utility.

Let R extend java.lang.AutoCloseable. This will allow existing implicit conversion from AutoCloseable into Resource to be applied to R.

Provide an implicit implementation of Resource[R].

  1. How can Set and List be compared?

Equality is not defined between Set and List, hence we have to use the sameElements method in one of two ways, directly on List or on the iterator of Set, as shown in the following snippet:

val set = Set(1,2,3)
val list = List(1,2,3)

set == list // false

set.iterator.sameElements(list) // true

list.sameElements(set) // true

Another possibility is to utilize the corresponds operation in combination with the equality checking function. This works similar in either direction:

scala> set.corresponds(list)(_ == _)