Building applications with Scala

Key FeaturesCraft a completely reactive functional application from front end to back endStep-by-step instructions, examples, and hands-on practices designed to help you learn the key secrets and intricacies of Scala app developmentComprehensive coverage of all the most popular tools in the Scala ecosystemBook DescriptionScala is known for incorporating both object-oriented and functional programming into a concise and extremely powerful package. However, creating an app in Scala can get a little tricky because of the complexity. This book will help you dive straight into app development by creating a real, reactive, and functional application. We will provide you with practical examples and instructions using a hands-on approach that will give you a firm grounding in reactive functional principles.The book will take you through all the fundamentals of app development within Scala as you build an application piece by piece. We’ve made sure to incorporate everything you need from setting up to building reports and scaling architecture. This book also covers the most useful tools available in the Scala ecosystem, such as Slick, Play, and Akka, and a whole lot more. It will help you unlock the secrets of building your own up-to-date Scala application while maximizing performance and scalability.What you will learnUse Akka to create a chat service for your appEquip yourself with the techniques and tools to build reports and build database persistence with Scala and SlickDevelop a customer-facing Rest API that makes use of Scala and SprayMake use of the Scala web development principles and scale up the architecture of your applicationGet familiar with the core principles and concepts of Functional ProgrammingUse the Play framework to create models, controllers, and viewsDevelop reactive backing frameworks by writing code with RxScalaDiscover what proper testing entails with Scala using behavior-driven developmentAbout the AuthorDiego Pacheco is an experienced Software Architect and DevOps practitioner with over 10 years of solid experience. He has led architecture teams using open source solutions such as Java, Scala, AWS Cloud, Akka, Cassandra, Redis, ActiveMQ, NetflixOSS Stack: Simian Army, RxJava, Karyon, Eureka, and Ribbon on Big Customers in Brazil, London, Barcelona, India, and the USA.Diego has a passion for functional programming and is currently working as a Software Architect/Agile Coach with Scala, Akka, and NetflixOSS. During his free time, he enjoys playing wicked tunes on guitar, gaming, and blogging. You can check out his blog at of his core skills include:Architecture design and architecture coding for highly scalable systemsDistributed systems using SOA and Microservices principles, tools, and techniquesPerformance tuning and DevOps engineeringFunctional Programming and ScalaAgile coaching and servant leadership for architecture teamsConsultancy on development practices with XP / KanbanMore about him can be found at:LinkedIn: recent lectures include QCon ( and Amazon (

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