Here’s Bruce’s blog on the Atomic Scala book and the upcoming seminar in Boulder: http://www.artima.com/weblogs/viewpost.jsp?thread=345161
And here’s mine: http://www.srtsolutions.com/atomic-scala-book-written
Glad to see we’re pretty much on the same page!
The Atomic Scala book edits are fairly complete, and exercises/solutions are in place. Some people would ship the book now. But Bruce’s experience with Thinking in Java and Thinking in C++ tells us that holding seminars from the book before unleashing it on the public offers a perspective that will make the content fundamentally more understandable and will lead to happier readers.
We like happy readers, so we will be holding two 5-day “Gentle Introduction to Scala” seminars in various locations around the United States. Participants will receive an early access version of the print book and enjoy a highly interactive seminar on Scala, using the book and “atomic concepts” for learning. Watch this blog for announcements on dates and locations.