What Digital (eBook) and Print sales look like for a computer programming book alvin January 22, 2018 - 10:27am

If you ever wondered what Digital and Print book sales look like for a technical book (a computer programming book, in this case), here you go. This is a slightly cleaned up chart that O’Reilly provides to me for sales of the Scala Cookbook over time, showing eBook sales vs the printed book sales.

A free preview of Functional Programming, Simplified alvin December 30, 2017 - 11:47am

If you’re interested in Functional Programming, Simplified, but can’t decide on whether to buy it or not, I just updated the free PDF preview of the book to help you with that decision. And it’s not just any free preview: it’s over 400 pages long.

Here’s a link to the free preview of Functional Programming, Simplified.

If Functional Programming, Simplified seems large ... alvin December 20, 2017 - 5:50pm

If Functional Programming, Simplified seems large, a) I intentionally wrote it in a simple, leisurely style, and b) it’s a lot easier than reading hundreds of blog posts and all of those books on the right (although a few of those books are really good).

Lessons that didn’t fit in the printed book alvin December 19, 2017 - 4:50pm

Because of size limitations, the following lessons didn’t fit in the printed version of Functional Programming, Simplified, so I’ve made them freely available online.

Functional Programming, Simplified

Dateline October 20, 2017: I’ve renamed my book about Scala and functional programming. The original name was, “Learning Functional Programming in Scala,” but I don’t think that sets the tone of the book quite right, so I renamed it to “Functional Programming, Simplified (Scala edition).”

You can preview and buy the book in two places:

Here’s the new “Rampaging Lambda” book cover:

Functional Programming, Simplified book cover