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Hello, Scala (free preview)

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.

How to control LaTeX titlepage top margin spacing

As a brief note to self, when you need to control spacing at the top of the title page (titlepage) in a LaTeX document, use the \vspace command, as shown in this example:

What’s the easiest way to learn functional programming?

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.

A free preview of Functional Programming, Simplified

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.

Version 0.1.4 of “Learning Functional Programming in Scala”

Version 0.1.4 of “Learning Functional Programming in Scala” is now available. The latest changes are:

- 13 new chapters on the StateT monad and monad transformers
- Ten new chapters on Domain Modeling
- Two new chapters on ScalaCheck
- New appendices on Anonymous Functions, and using def vs val in traits
- The PDF now has small 113 chapters, four appendices, and is 983 pages long

To accompany this latest update, the book is on sale for a few days.