Programming in Scala 3rd vs 2nd edition


#1

Hi,

I have got 2nd edition of ‘Programming in Scala’. 3rd edition is also available in market.
How much is the difference between the two?


#2

Mainly that the 3rd edition covers Scala 2.12, so it’s been updated with a number of new features. You can find the list of new/updated topics on the book’s homepage.


#3

Thanks for the link.


#4

The difference is about 26 bucks american at powells, new vs used.

Last time it took them a couple of months to come out with an ePub version. I wonder how ePublishing has changed since then?

The link calls it the “staircase book”, but I think of it as the “flower book”. Does anyone know what kind of flower that is? I imagine it is something tropical that flourishes in Lausanne. If Scala still needs a mascot, I would nominate those florets, who look like that have little arms raised in jubilation. Probably the photo was taken around the time of a Scala release. I can almost hear their tiny voices going, “Whee!”