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Lightbend Scala Language - Expert

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Are you ready to upgrade your skills and become a Scala Expert Developer? Keen to unleash the full power of Scala by learning Scala's advanced features? Join this Scala Expert course and learn advanced functional programming with Scala, gain a detailed understanding of the type system, implicits, internal DSLs, Custom Scala Collections, and the skills you need to create well designed libraries or DSLs using proven practices.

Upon completion of this Scala Expert course, you will have gained skills in advanced object-functional programming, and know how to leverage Scala's type system, implicits, and other advanced feature to create well-designed libraries or DSL's utilising proven best practices.

Learn how to:

  • Understand all aspects of the object-functional approach
  • Know and be able to apply advanced features of Scala's type system
  • Fully understand implicits and type classes
  • Be confident about creating libraries and DSLs with Scala

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.

About the Author

Heiko Seeberger

Heiko Seeberger loves rock climbing and is an internationally renowned expert on Scala, Akka and Functional Programming. He has more than twenty years of experience in software engineering, consulting and training and is an active open source contributor. Heiko works as an independent consultant and regularly shares his knowledge at conferences and user group meetings.

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Recap of important basics

Object-Functional Programming in Depth

-Recursion and tail-recursion -Partial functions and partial function literals -Curried methods, partially applied functions -Lifting methods into functions -Folding

Mastering the Type System

-Scala type hierarchy -Value classes -Type parameters -Variance -Package objects -Lower and upper bounds -(Abstract) Type members -Singleton Types -Type refinements -Static duck-typing -Path-dependent types -Self Types

Explicitly Implicit

-Implicit conversions -Implicit resolution, scopes and precedence -Library extension via implicit (value) classes -Implicit parameters -Implicit Values -Type classes -Implicit parameter chaining -Type class examples in the Scala core library -Type constructors -Context bounds -Type witnesses -Type tags

Domain Specific Languages (DSLs)

-DSL Building blocks: -By-name parameters -Currying -Higher-order functions -Dot-free operator notation -Implicit conversions

-Phantom types -Finite State Machines (FSM)

Scala Futures and Promises

-Execution contexts and Thread Pools -Creating & working with Futures -Futures & Failures - callbacks & recovery -Futures, concurrency & parallelism -Future.sequence/Future.traverse -Creating an already completed Future -Dealing with Future[Option[_]] and for comprehensions -Futures - Do's and Don'ts -Promises

Custom Scala Collections

-Uniform return type principle -Collection Builders -Like traits -Type classes for the tricky cases

Audience

If you are an experienced Scala developer (with at least 3 months Scala programming experience) and you would like to learn various advanced features like Scala's type system and implicits to create well designed libraries or DSLs using proven practices, this Advanced Scala course is for you!

Prerequisites

Students taking this course should have:

Bring your own hardware

You are required to bring your own laptop for this Advanced Scala course, with JDK 6 or above installed. A full installation guide for the course software will be provided with your course joining instructions.

Overview

Are you ready to upgrade your skills and become a Scala Expert Developer? Keen to unleash the full power of Scala by learning Scala's advanced features? Join this Scala Expert course and learn advanced functional programming with Scala, gain a detailed understanding of the type system, implicits, internal DSLs, Custom Scala Collections, and the skills you need to create well designed libraries or DSLs using proven practices.

Upon completion of this Scala Expert course, you will have gained skills in advanced object-functional programming, and know how to leverage Scala's type system, implicits, and other advanced feature to create well-designed libraries or DSL's utilising proven best practices.

Learn how to:

  • Understand all aspects of the object-functional approach
  • Know and be able to apply advanced features of Scala's type system
  • Fully understand implicits and type classes
  • Be confident about creating libraries and DSLs with Scala

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.

About the Author

Heiko Seeberger

Heiko Seeberger loves rock climbing and is an internationally renowned expert on Scala, Akka and Functional Programming. He has more than twenty years of experience in software engineering, consulting and training and is an active open source contributor. Heiko works as an independent consultant and regularly shares his knowledge at conferences and user group meetings.

Thanks to our partners

Program

Recap of important basics

Object-Functional Programming in Depth

-Recursion and tail-recursion -Partial functions and partial function literals -Curried methods, partially applied functions -Lifting methods into functions -Folding

Mastering the Type System

-Scala type hierarchy -Value classes -Type parameters -Variance -Package objects -Lower and upper bounds -(Abstract) Type members -Singleton Types -Type refinements -Static duck-typing -Path-dependent types -Self Types

Explicitly Implicit

-Implicit conversions -Implicit resolution, scopes and precedence -Library extension via implicit (value) classes -Implicit parameters -Implicit Values -Type classes -Implicit parameter chaining -Type class examples in the Scala core library -Type constructors -Context bounds -Type witnesses -Type tags

Domain Specific Languages (DSLs)

-DSL Building blocks: -By-name parameters -Currying -Higher-order functions -Dot-free operator notation -Implicit conversions

-Phantom types -Finite State Machines (FSM)

Scala Futures and Promises

-Execution contexts and Thread Pools -Creating & working with Futures -Futures & Failures - callbacks & recovery -Futures, concurrency & parallelism -Future.sequence/Future.traverse -Creating an already completed Future -Dealing with Future[Option[_]] and for comprehensions -Futures - Do's and Don'ts -Promises

Custom Scala Collections

-Uniform return type principle -Collection Builders -Like traits -Type classes for the tricky cases

Audience

Audience

If you are an experienced Scala developer (with at least 3 months Scala programming experience) and you would like to learn various advanced features like Scala's type system and implicits to create well designed libraries or DSLs using proven practices, this Advanced Scala course is for you!

Prerequisites

Students taking this course should have:

Bring your own hardware

You are required to bring your own laptop for this Advanced Scala course, with JDK 6 or above installed. A full installation guide for the course software will be provided with your course joining instructions.