1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
a decent overview,
This review is from: Programming Scala: Tackle Multi-Core Complexity on the Java Virtual Machine (Pragmatic Programmers) (Paperback)
I actually really enjoyed this book. I bought it on an overseas trip, looking for some not-too-taxing reading material and it exactly fits the bill as an extended overview of Scala. It isn't intimidating or overly complex like some of the other Scala texts, and it is very short and the subject areas it covers are relatively self-contained. I managed to get through most of it in a few hours and it more or less touches on every important feature. So, it's a very decent breadth-first intro which a person might use before going into a deep dive using the Stairway book.
However, the book is very badly named. A more accurate and helpful title would be "Scala: An extended overview".