In case you were wondering about the status of the Scala Cookbook, we continue to roll along in the review process. We've found some reviewers who are helping to review the more difficult (or specialized) areas of the book, including chapters on the Play Framework, Actors & Concurrency, SBT, and others. While they're tackling those chapters, I'm working through all the previous review comments.
The review process has been extremely helpful, and I'm grateful to the earlier reviewers who hung in there. Chapter 3, for instance, was 25 pages long before the review, and is currently 42 pages long, and packed with more examples and details.
I think I mentioned this before, but I keep trying to "Eat my own dog food." While I spend most of each day working on the book, I'm also writing my own Scala applications, and as I do so, I think to myself, "Did I cover this in the book?", or, "I covered X in that recipe, but I didn't cover Y," so I'm going back and adding more details on my own.
My editing should be finished in approximately two weeks, after which I hand everything over to the production folks at O'Reilly. My understanding is that after a few additional reviews (non-technical), the book will be available in May.
So that's where we are. And now ... back to work. :)