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If you prefer a self-paced learning experience, or just like saving money, our online training with Udemy offers the same material and exercises in a screen-cast format.
Our online courses offer the same materials, theory, examples and exercises as our in-person courses but at a fraction of the cost. They also allow a more flexible, self-paced learning experience that may suit you or your company.
The courses, available from Udemy are split into two courses and three parts, each available separately or bundled by Udemy. The courses (Applied and Advanced) correspond to our in-person standard training offerings, and each part is equivalent to one day of learning for the in-person courses.
Our in-person training can be carried out on your premises, or you can join one of our open training courses as and when they run. For the best experience we recommend a maximum class size of 25, we also recommend a minimum class size of 12 to make the training cost effective.
Our training setup includes a dual screen format when possible, with theory slides in one and practical examples in the other. The course is 50% theory and 50% hands-on exercises with personal help from the instructors if you hit problems.
We can also customize the material offered for in-person training, either from an already prepared list of course modules, or adding custom modules for a small additional development cost.
No Scala knowledge is assumed, but students should be proficient in at least one other programming language, e.g.: Java, Ruby, C#, Python, etc.
Applied Scala takes you from any level of Scala knowledge
(including none) and elevates you to a level where you can effectively
and confidently use Scala on a daily basis. The exercises will immerse you
in Scala programming and after 3 days you will find that you have
familiarity with the language from the amount of coding practice you get.
Meanwhile the topics cover all important aspects of the Scala language
and introduce the most important parts of the core libraries, including
the Collections, Futures and Actors APIs. We round up with a look at using
Scala in a mixed Java/Scala environment, and using SBT to build Scala
projects, including writing custom settings and tasks.
Scala knowledge equivalent to the competency obtained by completing the Applied course will be assumed for all students attending the Advanced Scala training. Students who are not familiar with all of the fundamentals of the Scala language may have trouble keeping up, or slow the rest of the class down.
Picking up where Applied Scala finishes, Advanced is
squarely aimed at Scala API and Library programmers, and developers
wanting to up their Scala game. Day 1 covers the Scala type system in depth, including
type variance, bounds, implicit conversions, classes and parameters and much more.
Day 2 is all about best practices, patterns and techniques you can apply when writing
your own libraries. Extractors, serialization of data and asynchronous programming are
all covered on Day 2 also.
Day 3 covers advanced functional programming topics, including Functors, Applicative Functors
and Monads. We also look at macros, the parser-combinator library for creating external
DSLs, and how to profile and optimize performance of a Scala application.
What Happy Customers have said about the Escalate Udemy Online Training
The explanations and setup instructions were perfect. Clear and to the point. The lecturer expects a particular skill level of the student and just addresses the material directly at that level. After half the course, I still find this the best presentation of a course ever. Very authoritative instructor and he makes it fun.
The content of this course is far more than just 7 hours of video. Taking time to follow along with the tasks and capture all the little nuggets of information dropped along the way is well worth the effort.
Coming from Java, Dick Wall does a great job explaining language features and comparing their similarities and differences from other languages. If you want to get your feet wet in Scala, I couldn't recommend this course more!
Outstanding teacher. The best Scala course on Udemy. I've been writing Java over 15 years and I'm now a Scala developer and this course is enough to get anyone with a programming background started with Scala.
The 3 courses are a very good introduction to an amazing language, Scala. I liked the structure of the slides and the explanations of the instructor. The quizzes at the end of modules are also a good idea. Definitely I will look at the advanced series. Thank you!