Typesafe's Fast Track to Scala Course

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Would you like to learn functional programming in Scala? Join this intensive, hands-on course and gain a solid understanding of the fundamentals of the Scala language, the tooling and the development process. This two-day Fast Track to Scala course will give you an excellent grounding in Scala and a good appreciation of the more advanced features. Upon completion of this Scala course, you will be able to confidently start programming in Scala.

Learn how to:

  • develop applications in Scala
  • apply the functional programming style in Scala
  • use the fundamental Scala tools
  • be confident to start using Scala in production applications

What the community says

"Great instructor! Very knowledgeable and good at answering questions. "

November 2014 Attendee on 27th Nov 2014

"Liked the exercises, kept us engaged in the material."

Daniel Beddoe on 25th Nov 2014

"Solid course; well put together with well structured exercises and a good pace. Questions/discussion was dealt with well."

Charles Allen, Code Confident on 12th Jun 2014

About the Expert

Trond Bjerkestrand

Trond is an Akka and Scala trainer and consultant at Typesafe with extensive knowledge of the Java development environment and deploying highly scalable applications. He is also the co-founder of SpendChart.no, a personal finance management site built to scale easily using Scala, lift, sbt, scalaquery and scalatest. Before founding SpendChart Trond worked as a Java consultant at Accenture.

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  • Introduction
  • First steps in Scala
  • OO basics
  • Testing
  • Collections and functional programming
  • For-expressions and loops
  • Inheritance and traits
  • Pattern Matching
  • Dealing with optional values


If you are a developer or development manager, and you want to gain a solid understanding of the fundamentals of the language, the tooling and the development process as well as a good appreciation of the more advanced features in 2 intensive days, this Fast Track to Scala course is for you!

If you already have Scala programming experience, then this course could be a useful refresher.


To benefit from this Fast track to Scala course, you'll need to be an experienced programmer in Java or other production languages like C++, C# or Ruby, prior to attending.

Bring your own hardware

Delegates are requested to bring their own laptop for this course, with Java 6 installed. If you are unable to bring a laptop for the course, please contact the community team on +44 20 7183 9040, or email us. A full installation guide for the course software will be provided with your course joining instructions.