If you like free things, here’s a link to a free preview of the new version of my book, “Hello, Scala.” The book is 257 pages long, and the free preview contains the first 120 pages of it, so I hope it’s a significant preview.
The new version of the book isn’t currently available for sale, but I hope to release print, PDF, and Kindle versions of it in the next few weeks.
Anki is a flashcards application with desktop, web, Android, and iOS clients. The desktop and web parts are free.
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.
This is a page from my book, “A Survival Guide for New Consultants”
The most important thing I can tell you about selling is to put down this book, and go buy a copy of How I Raised Myself From Failure to Success in Selling, by Frank Bettger. It’s an old book, but it’s the single most important book on “selling” I have ever read.
In addition to that suggestion, here are a few other important sales tips I know.
“When you turn directly toward your own true nature, you discover that your spirit, your consciousness, is always free. With that discovery comes a wellbeing that manifests as joy.”
~ Jack Kornfield
If you happen to be looking for the free, HTML version of my book on Scala and functional programming, I’m currently in the process of moving it to this website. That way you (and I) can search it more easily, along with several hundred other pages I’ve written about programming in Scala. The first page of the content is available here: Learning Functional Programming in Scala.
I just counted, and the latest version of my book on functional programming in Scala currently contains 90 short lessons and another 25 appendices. It’s going to grow a little more, but that’s where it is right now. I hope to have a first draft of it publicly available by the end of May.
Health (and other things) permitting, I hope to have a first draft of my book on Scala and functional programming (now titled, Learning Functional Programming in Scala) completed by the end of May.
It may only be in an alpha or beta state by then, but I’m debating about making it available as an Amazon ebook for a low cost at that time. I’ll be going back to work almost immediately after that, so if I don’t release it now, it may be another year before I can really finish it.