This course is currently in QA.
Introduction to Scala
Coming April 2017…Watch trailer
About this Course
The name Scala derives from a combination of the words “scalable” and “language”. Scala is a functional programming language, which runs on top of the Java virtual machine and can use any Java class. Scala is well suited for distributed programming and big data. It is what Apache Spark is build in and can provide better performance when compared to Python and is much less verbose than Java. Whether you’re learning about functional programming or starting a career in big data, Scala is a great place to start.
What you'll learn
- Scala Basic Fundamentals
- Classes and Constructors
- Functions and Closures
Functional Programming with Scala
In this stage, you’ll learn about the basics of Scala. We will cover Scala’s origin and its use in some real world applications. In this stage we will learn how to build our first Scala app.
Data structures are an important aspect of Scala. In Scala, these data structures or collections can range from mutable to immutable. Some of these collections are similar to ones in Java such as arrays and maps or Python such as lists and tuples. In this stage we will learn when to use one collection type versus another and how to implement them.
Higher Order Functions
Congratulations, you know enough now to start diving into functional programming! In this stage we will discuss passing functions as parameters to other functions, useful higher order functions and currying, all key features of functional programming.
Andi Mitre is a full stack engineer with a passion for digital technology & data science. He currently works as a data engineer at Comcast NBCUniversal in New York City.
When Andi is not coding or exploring data science, you can find him at boxing class or watching the English Premier League on a Saturday morning.