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Play Framework Essentials, Learning Scala, and Functional Programming Principles in Scala

I've been really busy over the last six months or so: First, I was a technical editor for Play Framework Essentials. It's a fun book because every example is first shown in Scala and then in Java, which makes it kind of a Rosetta Stone for the two languages. Then, I was a technical editor for Learning Scala. That was a great book! Jason did a great job making a really complex language very approachable. This wasn't the first book I've read on Scala, but it's certainly one of my favorites! Finally, I took Martin Odersky's class on Coursera, Functional Programming Principles in Scala. I really liked that as well because it gave me a much stronger grasp of functional programming fundamentals. Furthermore, I participated in a study group at Twitter, which made the whole experience much more rewarding.My hope is that I'll get to the point where I can teach a few Scala classes at work. Hence, I've been working my butt off two hours a day on BART and a couple hou…