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Seven Languages in Seven Weeks by Bruce A. Tate

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Day 1: The Castle on the Hill

In Edward Scissorhands, there’s a castle on a hill that is, well, a little different. In a bygone era, the castle was a strange and enchanting place but is now showing signs of age and neglect. Broken windows let the weather in, and the rooms aren’t all what they once were. The house that once felt so comfortable to its inhabitants is now cold and uninviting. The object-oriented paradigm, too, is showing some signs of age, especially the earlier object-oriented implementations. The Java language, with its dated implementations of static typing and concurrency, needs a face-lift. In this section, we’re going to talk primarily about Scala in the context of that house on the hill, the object-oriented programming paradigm. ...

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