Guidelines for Ensuring a Professional Scala Code Base
By Joshua Backfield
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: June 2016
Run time: 4 hours 2 minutes
Anyone starting a project in Scala, expanding a Scala project, or looking to establish coding standards as a means for helping junior Scala programmers come up to speed, will value this overview of Scala best practices by Scala expert Joshua Backfield.
Backfield's extensive experience in both object-oriented programming and functional programming make him a Scala authority. He has ported multiple native C applications to Scala, introduced many coworkers to Scala, and taught them the underlying functional programming concepts. He uses that experience to offer a set of Scala guidelines that should make your Scala code base as great as it can be.
Review and master the coding standards used by expert Scala programmers
Learn methods for ensuring that junior level programmers adhere to coding standards
Understand the norms for var and val usages and functions as objects
Review standards for immutable vs. mutable data structures and for pattern matching
Master axioms in OOP for use cases, instance methods, and mixing vs. deep inheritance
Learn standards for advanced features like avoiding postfix notation and dynamic typing
Understand best practices for syntax, concurrency, and self-documenting code
Joshua F. Backfield, author of the O'Reilly title Becoming Functional: Steps for Transforming Into a Functional Programmer, has been a Senior Software Engineer at SPARC and Dell SecureWorks. In addition to Scala, his specialties include: Linux, LiftWeb, Squeryl, Java, Spring MVC, Spring, JAX-WS, C, C++, Perl, MySQL, BSD Socket, Functional Programming, and Akka. He holds an M.S. in Computer Science from DePaul University and a B.S. in Electronic Systems from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.