2 DAY COURSE

Lightbend Scala Language - Professional

Topics covered at SCALA-01-02
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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 course is designed to give experienced developers the know-how to confidently start programming in Scala. The course ensures you will have 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.

This two-day Scala Professional 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. If you already have Scala programming experience, then this course could be a useful refresher, yet no previous knowledge of Scala is assumed.

**formerly Fast Track to Scala

Learn how to:

After having participated in this course you should:

  • Be a competent user of Scala
  • Know and be able to apply the functional programming style in Scala
  • Know how to use fundamental Scala tools
  • Be confident to start using Scala in production environments

What the community says

"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 on 22nd Sep 2015

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

David Long on 28th Apr 2015

"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 experienced and Lightbend certified Scala and Akka trainer and occasional consultant. He is interested in functional programming, startups and bitcoin and is one of the organisers of the Scala meetup in the french speaking part of Switzerland.

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 Language - Professional course, you'll need to have a basic a basic understanding of developing in Java or other production languages like C++, C# or Ruby.

Bring your own hardware

Delegates are requested 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.

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.

Please submit all laptop requests a minimum of 48 hours prior to the course as laptops are subject to availability.

Overview

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 course is designed to give experienced developers the know-how to confidently start programming in Scala. The course ensures you will have 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.

This two-day Scala Professional 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. If you already have Scala programming experience, then this course could be a useful refresher, yet no previous knowledge of Scala is assumed.

**formerly Fast Track to Scala

Learn how to:

After having participated in this course you should:

  • Be a competent user of Scala
  • Know and be able to apply the functional programming style in Scala
  • Know how to use fundamental Scala tools
  • Be confident to start using Scala in production environments

What the community says

"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 on 22nd Sep 2015

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

David Long on 28th Apr 2015

"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 experienced and Lightbend certified Scala and Akka trainer and occasional consultant. He is interested in functional programming, startups and bitcoin and is one of the organisers of the Scala meetup in the french speaking part of Switzerland.

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 Language - Professional course, you'll need to have a basic a basic understanding of developing in Java or other production languages like C++, C# or Ruby.

Bring your own hardware

Delegates are requested 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.

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.

Please submit all laptop requests a minimum of 48 hours prior to the course as laptops are subject to availability.