One of the key strengths of Scala is it functional programming capabilities. You can create and use lambda expressions or function values, perform pretty strong functional composition, currying, create partially applied functions, and more. In this hands on workshop, learn about the functional capabilities of Scala and how to make use of them.
Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., creator of agilelearner.com, co-founder of the devdotnext software conference, and an instructional professor at the University of Houston.
He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with sustainable agile practices on their software projects.
Venkat is a (co)author of multiple technical books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. You can find a list of his books at agiledeveloper.com. You can reach him by email at email@example.com or on twitter at @venkat_s.
- Functional programming essentials
- Currying, Partial functions, and Partially applied functions
- Functional APIs and how to use them
- Performance considerations
- Patterns and designing with functional style
- Know in depth the functional capabilities of Scala
- Think in functional style
- Apply the different functional capabilities of Scala
- Know when to use different higher-order functions
- Know and leverage the performance considerations
Programmers interested in learning the functional side of Scala
- Your favorite editor or IDE
- The latest version of the Scala compiler
- Git Client