Somewhere in mid-2017 I started working on a Kotlin programming book, but then I had to get away from it to work on other things. When I got back to it recently I looked around and felt like the world didn’t need another “Introduction to Kotlin” book — there are a couple of good ones out there, including Kotlin in Action, and the kotlinlang.org documentation is excellent — so I decided to ditch the project completely.Back to top
Kotlin Quick Reference
But then when I started writing some Kotlin code again I realized that what I really needed was a quick reference. I didn’t want to have to dig through a tutorial book or website to find what I need, I just wanted something like a large cheat sheet where I could quickly find the Kotlin syntax and examples for whatever I was working on at that moment. So I decided to strip down what I had already written and create both a book and a Kotlin Quick Reference website.
For Cyber Monday I reduced the price of the PDF version of “Functional Programming, Simplified” to $22.50. (Price good on November 25 and 26, 2018 only.) Click here to buy the book!
July, 2019: Hello, Scala, is now available only in print form:
It was previously available in PDF and Kindle format, but there are some big changes planned, so those versions have been removed for the time being.
As the subtitle of the book shows, the purpose of this book is to help you learn the Scala programming language with small, easy lessons. The book consists of a little over 50 lessons, and it’s 258 pages long.
A new Kindle version of my book, Hello, Scala, is now available. This update includes new chapters, new content within chapters, and small corrections to the previous version.
I thought about writing a “functional programming in Kotlin” book, but I think that Kotlin and Scala are similar enough that Functional Programming, Simplified will be good for Kotlin programmers as well as Scala programmers.
FYI: The price of the “Hello, Scala” Kindle ebook will be going up to $9.99 on March 1, 2018.
I wrote the Scala Cookbook for programmers looking for solutions to common Scala problems, and then wrote Functional Programming, Simplified for programmers looking for a simple way to learn functional programming. A few months ago I decided to finish my Scala trilogy and write a book for programmers who don’t know Scala and want a quick introduction to it. With that, Hello, Scala was born: