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1 parent 443bdf2 commit 61c846f635a3b9267c6fe2e6950438d4e7a697b9 @mariusae mariusae committed Aug 23, 2011
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@@ -1,6 +1,6 @@
---
permalink: basics2.html
-title: Basics yes?
+title: Basics continued
layout: post
desc: Case classes, objects, packages, apply, update, Functions are Objects (uniform access principle), pattern matching.
---
@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@
permalink: java.html
title: Java + Scala
layout: post
-desc: Using Scala from Java
+desc: 'Java interop: Using Scala from Java'
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h1. Lesson 11
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<!-- Example row of columns -->
<div class="row">
<div class="span6">
- <h2>Approach</h2>
- <p>We think it makes the most sense to approach teaching Scala not as if
-it's an improved Java but as a new language. Experience in Java is not
-expected. Focus will be around the interpreter and the
-object-functional style as well as the style of programming we do
-here. An emphasis will be placed on maintainability, clarity of
-expression, and leveraging the type system.
-</p>
+ <h2>About</h2>
+ <p>Scala school was started as a series of lectures at Twitter to prepare experienced engineers to be productive <a href="http://www.scala-lang.org/">Scala</a> programmers. Being a relatively new language, but also one that draws on many familiar concepts, we found this an effective way of getting new engineers up to speed quickly. This is the written material that accompanied those lectures. We have found that these are useful in their own right.
+ </p>
+
+ <h3>Approach</h3>
+ <p>We think it makes the most sense to approach teaching Scala not as if it's an improved Java but as a new language. Experience in Java is not expected. Focus will be around the interpreter and the object-functional style as well as the style of programming we do here. An emphasis will be placed on maintainability, clarity of expression, and leveraging the type system.</p>
+ <p>Most of the lessons require no software other than a Scala REPL. The reader is encouraged to follow along, and go further! Use these lessons as a starting point to explore the language.</p>
</div>
<div class="span8">
<h2>Lessons</h2>

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