Although international shipping costs have gone up recently, we’ve gotten requests and so we’ve set up the form on the order page (it’s the bottom link on the page).
We wrote Atomic Scala to appeal to beginning programmers as well as experienced programmers who have been frustrated with the sharp learning curve often described when learning Scala. In the atom “How to Use This Book”, we encourage experienced programmers to move through the material more quickly by skipping to the summaries (Summary 1 and Summary 2). Those summaries also help beginners by reinforcing the information that we previously presented in detailed atoms and with additional exercises.
If you previously downloaded the free sample, go ahead and grab another copy. The first 100 pages of the book (free download) has now been updated, and includes the Programmer Fast Track for the first several atoms (Summary 1) that I described above. Summary 2 is not in the first 100 pages, but I think you will have enough information to see if this approach works for you. The print book is now available to order, if you’re interested, but try the download first so that you’ll see if this is a book that appeals to you before you buy it. Also, if you would prefer the Kindle version, we’re working on it, and we are planning for that to become available in 1-2 months.
Let us know what you think!
We’ve just gotten the first 250 copies of the print book, and finalized the order form. You can now order books here.
It takes a couple of weeks to get a new order so if you’re in a hurry, put your order in now. We’ll post if we’re getting close to running out, and if you place an order in the interim before receiving books, your request will be processed in the order received when they arrive.