If you are interested in Scala, and you’re impatient (who is not these days…) this could be something you’ve been looking for: http://typesafe.com/resources/book/scala-for-the-impatient
I haven’t had a chance yet to go through it anything more than briefly, but the book looks very promising. “Scala for the Impatient” concentrates on Scala itself and how to get up to speed, not on general programming matters, which is good.
I wrote this book for impatient readers who want to start
programming with Scala right away. I assume you know Java, C#, or C++, and I won’t bore you with explaining variables, loops, or classes.
[Copyright © Cay S. Horstmann 2012. All Rights Reserved.]
It costs you no money but, as usual, the deal is to provide an email address in exchange. And I think it is worth one.