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Scala is an open source language that combines an object oriented approach with a functional programming paradigm. It has become popular due to its scalability, flexible syntax, interoperability with Java and pattern matching.


Each participant will leave with a recognised certificate


  • This course will introduce the fundamentals of Scala from the context of a Java background. It covers what is different between the two languages, how they are related and how to adopt a functional, rather than object oriented, approach.

Day 1

  • Introducing Scala
  • What is Scala
  • Advantages and Disadvantages to using Scala
  • Scaladocs
  • Scala Libraries
  • Scala tools - Repl and Eclipse
  • Basic Scala Syntax
  • Variables and Data types
  • Mutable vs Immutable data
  • Operators
  • Statement blocks
  • Conditionals
  • Loops , Guards and Yielding
  • Functions
  • Simple I/O
  • Objects in Scala
  • Creating objects
  • Creating new operators
  • Companion Objects and Singletons
  • Val vs Def
  • Exception Handling: Throwing exceptions and why not to
  • Inheritance and Traits
  • Simple Inheritance in Java and Scala
  • Abstract methods and classes
  • Traits
  • Multiple inheritance using traits
  • Packages

Day 2

  • Unit Testing and TDD
  • What is unit testing
  • Scala Test
  • Installing and running simple tests
  • Test styles: Flat Spec and feature Spec
  • Matchers and Exception catching
  • Functional Programming
  • Advantages and disadvantages to the functional programming style
  • Pure functions
  • Higher order functions
  • Lambda (anonymous) functions
  • Closures
  • Currying
  • Combining functions
  • Recursion
  • Lazy Evaluation and partially applied functions

Day 3

  • Collections and Generics
  • Generic types in Java and Scala
  • Arrays and the Array Buffer
  • Ranges
  • Iterating and transforming collections
  • Lists
  • Tuples
  • Maps
  • Zipping and unzipping collections
  • Variance and type bounds
  • Functional programming with Collections
  • The map function
  • forEach
  • filter
  • flatMap
  • Options
  • Pattern Matching
  • Case classes
  • match ... case
  • Capturing variables
  • Matching Lists
  • Matching and Recursion
  • Deep Matching

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