Book Review|Scala for Java Developers

Thanks to Packt Publishing I have got a free ebook copy of „Scala for Java Developers„.

Preface

All Java code samples are covered by the features of the Java language specification whereas the upcoming functional extensions of Java 8 are not part of the discourse.

Review / Summary

The book “Scala for Java Developers” by Thomas Alexandre is an introduction to the Scala language from a Java Developers perspective. It does not explain basic programming paradigms like object orientation beside a very small wrap up of the functional paradigm as it might not be well known to every Java coder. The book is organized into 10 sections which should be read in order and mostly build upon each other.
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Pure XSL localization

Transforming XML data to a human readable presentation of content could be easily done using XSL stylesheet transformations. Even various task could be performed by a standard XSL processor without demanding additional programming language integration. The following example sets up a project structure, needed resource files and transformations to localise the output of an XML transformation by purely using XSLT and XPath.
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