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Scala Test-Driven Development by Gaurav Sood

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Brief introduction to Scala and SBT

Let us look at Scala and SBT briefly. This book assumes that the reader is familiar with Scala and therefore will not go into the depth of it.

What is Scala?

Scala is a general purpose programming language. Scala is an acronym for Scalable Language. This reflects the vision of its creators of making Scala a language that grows with the programmer's experience of it. The fact that Scala and Java objects can be freely mixed makes transition from Java to Scala quite easy.

Scala is also a full-blown functional language. Unlike in other languages, such as Haskell, which is a pure functional language, Scala allows interoperability with Java and support for object-oriented programming. Scala also allows the use of both ...

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