Learning Concurrent Programming in Scala – Second Edition

Key FeaturesMake the most of Scala by understanding its philosophy and harnessing the power of multicoresGet acquainted with cutting-edge technologies in the field of concurrency, through practical, real-world applicationsGet this step-by-step guide packed with pragmatic examplesBook DescriptionScala is a modern, multiparadigm programming language designed to express common programming patterns in a concise, elegant, and type-safe way. Scala smoothly integrates the features of object-oriented and functional languages.In this second edition, you will find an updated coverage of the Scala 2.12 platform. The Scala 2.12 series targets Java 8 and requires it for execution. It starts by introducing you to the foundations of concurrent programming on the JVM, outlining the basics of the Java Memory Model, and then shows some of the classic building blocks of concurrency, such as the atomic variables, thread pools, and concurrent data structures, along with the caveats of traditional concurrency.It then walks you through different high-level concurrency abstractions, each tailored toward a specific class of programming tasks, while touching on the latest advancements of Async programming capabilities of Scala. It also covers some useful patterns and idioms to use the techniques described. Finally, the book presents an overview of when to use which concurrency library and demonstrates how they all work together.What you will learnGet to grips with the fundamentals of concurrent programming on modern multiprocessor systems, with a particular focus on the JVM concurrency modelBuild high-performance concurrent systems from simple, low-level concurrency primitivesExpress asynchrony in concurrent computations with futures and promisesSeamlessly accelerate sequential programs by using data-parallel collectionsDesign safe, scalable, and easy-to-comprehend in-memory transactional data modelsTransparently create distributed applications that scale across multiple machinesIntegrate different concurrency frameworks together in large applicationsDevelop and implement scalable and easy-to-understand concurrent applications in Scala 2.12About the AuthorAleksandar Prokopec, who also authored the first edition of this book, is a software developer and a concurrent and distributed programming researcher. He holds an MSc in Computing from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Croatia, and a PhD in Computer Science from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland.As a doctoral assistant and member of the Scala team at EPFL, he actively contributed to the Scala programming language, and has worked on programming abstractions for concurrency, data-parallel programming support, and concurrent data structures for Scala. He created the Scala Parallel Collections framework, which is a library for high-level data-parallel programming in Scala, and participated in working groups for Scala concurrency libraries, such as Futures, Promises, and ScalaSTM.

Author: Aleksandar Prokopec

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