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Scala in Action by Nilanjan Raychaudhuri

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Chapter 6. Building web applications in functional style

This chapter covers

  • Building Scala projects with SBT (Simple Build Tool)
  • Introduction to the Scalaz HTTP module
  • Creating a web application in Scala called weKanban

This second part of the book switches focus to more real-world applications of the Scala programming language, and what could be more practical than building a web application in Scala? There are already web frameworks like Lift (http://liftweb.net) and Playframework (www.playframework.org) that Scala developers can use to build web applications. But this chapter introduces you to an interesting library called Scalaz (http://code.google.com/p/scalaz/). (The source code for Scalaz is hosted at http://github.com/scalaz/scalaz ...

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