Programming Scala: Tackle Multi Core Complexity on the Java Virtual Machine

e-Book & Magazine. July 6, 2011 by sputnik.
Programming Scala: Tackle Multi Core Complexity on the Java Virtual Machine

Programming Scala: Tackle Multi Core Complexity on the Java Virtual Machine
Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf | July 28, 2009 | 250 pages | English | ISBN 10: 193435631X | 5.3 MB

The increasing popularity and availability of multicore processors is creating a whole new set of challenges - although you can enjoy true concurrency, you're now faced with higher contention and synchronization issues.
Deploying an existing application on a multicore processor may bring out previously hidden concurrency issues. Javas multi threading facility by itself isnt enough its a very low level abstraction. Instead, you need a paradigm that provides a higher level of abstraction to deal with concurrency. Its time to embrace Functional Programming.

Scala is a hybrid Object Oriented/Functional Programming language on the JVM. Using Scala, you can create traditional imperative programs, intermix them with Java code, and at the same time take advantage of higher levels of abstraction. You can use features that lead to concise, highly expressive code that remove the pain of dealing with concurrency.

Programming Scala will show you the fundamentals of functional programming using Scala. Very quickly, you will learn how this statically typed language can give you dynamic capabilities to create concise, scalable, highly capable concurrent code.

Pragmatic programmers always use the right tool for the job. For concurrent programming on the Java VM, Scala is the tool, and Programming Scala by award winning author Venkat Subramaniam is your guide.

About the Author

Venkat Subramaniam, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with agile practices on their software projects. He is a frequently invited speaker at international software conferences and user groups.

He is author of .NET Gotchas (OReilly), coauthor of the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer (Pragmatic Bookshelf), and author of Programming Groovy (Pragmatic Bookshelf).

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