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:
I don’t remember exactly why I wrote this Scala shell script, but if I remember right I was having a problem getting
sed to work properly, so I wrote this little script to insert an Amazon Kindle “break” tag before each
<h1> tag in an HTML file:
Hmm, someone is trying to sell a copy of Functional Programming, Simplified for $84.67 plus $6.99 shipping on Amazon. Not sure what that’s all about ... I recommend buying a new one from Amazon.
People occasionally ask me, “What’s the easiest way to learn functional programming?” If you look at all of the books on the right side of this image, I can tell you that reading all of those books wasn’t an easy way to learn functional programming (FP):
IMHO there’s a much easier way to learn the FP basics: I’ve made almost 40% of my book, Functional Programming, Simplified, freely available.
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.
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, 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).