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Bruce Eckel

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"Atomic Scala" Print Book Now Available (View in Weblogs)
Posted: Apr 10, 2013 10:46 PM
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After two years of cogitation on Scala, the print version of the book is ready! (The Kindle version might take another month or two...).
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You can find it here, including a sample of the first 100 pages so you can be sure you like it before buying.

The book is unique because we don't assume any Java background. We went further than that and decided to even make it accessible to someone without any programming background at all (assuming that person is dedicated -- this isn't a "dummies" book; we were shooting more for K&R C, an admittedly lofty goal).

We also decided to make the chapters as small as possible, to make the process into very small steps and to give you the satisfaction of finishing a chapter in a very short time. Because each chapter tries to cover only a single short topic, they are, in effect, indivisible. Thus we call them "atoms" instead of "chapters," and that's where the name came from (along with the mid-century atomic-age artwork on the cover).


Markus Jais

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Re: "Atomic Scala" Print Book Now Available Posted: Apr 11, 2013 2:27 AM
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Awesome. Just downloaded the sample.
Will get the Kindle once available. It's cheaper than shipping to Germany.

Will there also be a PDF? Would be great to copy sample code from it.

Markus

Ilane Walberg

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Re: "Atomic Scala" Print Book Now Available Posted: Aug 20, 2013 11:54 AM
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Hi Bruce,
It's been more than a couple of months since you posted this -- what's the status of the kindle offering?

Ilane

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