Learning Functional Programming in Scala (pdf)

Table of Contents1 - What’s new (June 25, 2017)2 - Buying the book3 - One more thing4 - Preview5 - Some time in the future ...

My new book, Learning Functional Programming in Scala, is currently on sale as a PDF you can purchase for just $25 US. (The price will be increased to $30 on August 1st.) Details are listed below.

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What’s new (June 25, 2017)

If you’ve been following along with me recently, the latest changes are:


Leanpub is another way to publish books. From their website:

Leanpub is a powerful platform for serious authors. This platform is the combination of two things: a publishing workflow and a storefront. Leanpub is more than the sum of its parts, however – by combining a simple, elegant writing and publishing workflow with a store focused on selling in-progress ebooks, it’s something different. Leanpub is a magical typewriter for authors: just write in plain text, and to publish your ebook, just click a button.

Play Framework Recipes booklet (from the Scala Cookbook)

Update, August 12, 2013: The second version of Play Framework Recipes is now available as a free PDF. It contains new appendices on Play commands, a JSON reference, improved formatting, and over 80 pages of Play Framework content. Get it from the Download section below.

Good news in the mailbox: A royalty check from the Amazon Kindle eBook program alvin October 3, 2012 - 10:21am

I found a little bit of good news in the mailbox this morning, a little royalty check from the Amazon Kindle eBook publishing program:

The check wasn't for much, but hey, it's a start. If you're new to my website, the check is for my two Kindle eBooks, shown below:

Amazon Kindle eBook cover specifications (height and width size requirements)

I'm in the process of publishing my second eBook for the Amazon Kindle, and one thing that's currently hard to find on the Amazon website is what the eBook cover height and width size specifications are. You can currently only find this information when you get ready to publish your book.

So, as a brief public service, as of May, 2012, here are the Amazon Kindle eBook cover height and width specifications, courtesy of the Amazon KDP book publication website: