While it is known for having a large learning curve, Scala is also known to be a concise, powerful, logical and fun language for developers to use. Shedding some of the more restrictive paradigms common to Java, Scala is a well-organised language that is easy to use and dramatically increases productivity. This two-day Lightbend Scala course provides you with a comprehensive insight into what you can do with the Scala language.
In this Lightbend Scala training course Trond Bjerkestrand, Lightbend-certified Scala trainer, guides you through the fundamental concepts and functions of Scala, enabling you to develop a thorough insight into both the fundamentals of the language as well as an appreciation for the advanced aspects of Scala programming.
- Develop a comprehensive understanding of how to create powerful and clean code with Scala -
Who you will be learning with
This course is aimed for experienced developers who have a solid understanding of Scala and are looking to learn about the latest uses and best practices of Scala.
How to apply these skills
This Lightbend Scala training course will provide you with a thorough understanding of Scala best practice so that you can create clean, robust and legacy-friendly code and in turn make dramatic changes to your product development.
Book early to receive a discount on the course price and in doing so you will not only commit to growing your own skill set, but help us grow our community of over 140,000 passionate techies.
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Learn how to:
- Use Scala in your future product development
- Know and be able to apply the functional programming style in Scala
- Know how to 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
- What is Scala?
- Where did it come from?
- Why should I use Scala?
First steps in Scala
- Scala syntax
- Scala REPL
- Create and usage of classes
- Fields and methods
- Singleton objects
- Case classes
- Scala testing ecosystem
- Introduction to Behavior Driven Development
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
- Usage and benefits
- Catch exceptions
- Deconstruct tuples
Dealing with optional values
- Introduction to Option
- Usage and benefits
- Introduction to Try
- Usage and benefits
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.
To benefit from this Lightbend Scala Language - Professional course, you'll need to have a basic understanding of developing in Java or 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.