am 17. März 2013
I'm a Ph.D-Student in Economics and I had to learn a programming language. I decided to learn Scala since it seemed to have some cool features for my purposes. The problem was that all existing book were written for people who already knew how to program with, e.g. Java or so. I talked to a lot of computer scientists to figure out which language makes sense for me to learn. What I often heard was something like" Oh, hmmm... Scala. Yeah, I know that language but it is for more advanced users. For you it's probably not a good idea to learn this. Better try something more easy like XXX." But I never stopped thinking (and reading) about Scala and a few weeks ago I discovered the book of Mr. Lewis. This is the book I was searching for! Mr. Lewis thinks that Scala is also suitable as a first programming language and I think that he's right. I enjoyed reading his book and I learned a lot. Apart from the typos, it is a very good book and it's worthwhile reading it if you have only little experience in programming and you want to learn it.