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Are you an experienced developer keen to learn functional programming in Scala? Join this intensive, hands-on Scala course to get you started! Upon completion of this Scala course, you will have a solid understanding of the fundamentals of the Scala language, its tooling and development process as well as a good appreciation of the more advanced Scala features.

Learn how to:

  • Use Scala in your future product development
  • Apply the functional programming style in Scala
  • Use fundamental Scala tools
  • Apply your new understanding of Scala to the growth of your organisation and product goals

What the community says

"Trond was a really great instructor, clearly very experienced and knowledgeable, and answered all of my many questions!"

Dana Ma, Winton

"Very good knowledge of subject and good teacher."

Peter Timson, BBC

"Trond did a great job keeping people engaged."

Sufyan Patel, BlackRock

"Trond was constantly encouraging questions. He did not hesitate to take the time to show the group examples based on our questions. He actively encouraged experimentation which was very refreshing."

Laurence Judge, Paddy Power

"A great training experience with lots of working examples and a good difficulty curve."

David Long

About the Author

Trond Bjerkestrand

Trond Bjerkestrand, co-founder of Groosker, is a Lightbend-certified Scala and Akka trainer and consultant. He is interested in functional programming, payments, startups and bitcoin and is one of the organizers of the Geneva Scala Enthusiasts meetup.

Thanks to our partners

Introduction

  • What is Scala?
  • Where did it come from?
  • Why should I use Scala?

First steps in Scala

  • Scala syntax
  • Scala REPL

Object-oriented basics

  • Create and usage of classes
  • Fields and methods
  • Singleton objects
  • Case classes

Testing

  • Scala testing ecosystem
  • Introduction to Behavior Driven Development
  • ScalaTest

Collections and functional programming

  • Overview and usage collection library
  • Immutability, persistent data structures and structural sharing
  • Functions and high-order functions

For loops and for expressions

  • Difference between for loops and for expressions
  • Composing high-order functions

Inheritance and traits

  • Scala type system
  • Mix-in traits
  • Lineralization

Pattern matching

  • Usage and benefits
  • Catch exceptions
  • Deconstruct tuples

Dealing with optional values

  • Introduction to Option
  • Usage and benefits

Handling failure

  • Introduction to Try
  • Usage and benefits

Audience

If you are a developer with experience and proficiency in Java, C++, C# or Ruby and are interested in learning about Scala this course is for you!

Also a great course for managers looking to gain an understanding of functional programming or Scala programmers with minimal experience who are looking for a refresher.

Prerequisites

To benefit from this Lightbend Scala course, you'll need to have prior experience in developing with Java, or with other production languages like C++, C# or Ruby.

Bring your own hardware

Delegates are required to bring their own laptop for this course, with JDK 6 or above installed as well as the Typesafe Activator and Scala IDE or Intellij IDEA with Scala plugin.

A full installation guide for the course software will be provided with your course joining instructions.

Overview

Are you an experienced developer keen to learn functional programming in Scala? Join this intensive, hands-on Scala course to get you started! Upon completion of this Scala course, you will have a solid understanding of the fundamentals of the Scala language, its tooling and development process as well as a good appreciation of the more advanced Scala features.

Learn how to:

  • Use Scala in your future product development
  • Apply the functional programming style in Scala
  • Use fundamental Scala tools
  • Apply your new understanding of Scala to the growth of your organisation and product goals

What the community says

"Trond was a really great instructor, clearly very experienced and knowledgeable, and answered all of my many questions!"

Dana Ma, Winton

"Very good knowledge of subject and good teacher."

Peter Timson, BBC

"Trond did a great job keeping people engaged."

Sufyan Patel, BlackRock

"Trond was constantly encouraging questions. He did not hesitate to take the time to show the group examples based on our questions. He actively encouraged experimentation which was very refreshing."

Laurence Judge, Paddy Power

"A great training experience with lots of working examples and a good difficulty curve."

David Long

About the Author

Trond Bjerkestrand

Trond Bjerkestrand, co-founder of Groosker, is a Lightbend-certified Scala and Akka trainer and consultant. He is interested in functional programming, payments, startups and bitcoin and is one of the organizers of the Geneva Scala Enthusiasts meetup.

Thanks to our partners

Program

Introduction

  • What is Scala?
  • Where did it come from?
  • Why should I use Scala?

First steps in Scala

  • Scala syntax
  • Scala REPL

Object-oriented basics

  • Create and usage of classes
  • Fields and methods
  • Singleton objects
  • Case classes

Testing

  • Scala testing ecosystem
  • Introduction to Behavior Driven Development
  • ScalaTest

Collections and functional programming

  • Overview and usage collection library
  • Immutability, persistent data structures and structural sharing
  • Functions and high-order functions

For loops and for expressions

  • Difference between for loops and for expressions
  • Composing high-order functions

Inheritance and traits

  • Scala type system
  • Mix-in traits
  • Lineralization

Pattern matching

  • Usage and benefits
  • Catch exceptions
  • Deconstruct tuples

Dealing with optional values

  • Introduction to Option
  • Usage and benefits

Handling failure

  • Introduction to Try
  • Usage and benefits
Audience

Audience

If you are a developer with experience and proficiency in Java, C++, C# or Ruby and are interested in learning about Scala this course is for you!

Also a great course for managers looking to gain an understanding of functional programming or Scala programmers with minimal experience who are looking for a refresher.

Prerequisites

To benefit from this Lightbend Scala course, you'll need to have prior experience in developing with Java, or with other production languages like C++, C# or Ruby.

Bring your own hardware

Delegates are required to bring their own laptop for this course, with JDK 6 or above installed as well as the Typesafe Activator and Scala IDE or Intellij IDEA with Scala plugin.

A full installation guide for the course software will be provided with your course joining instructions.