Scala in Action is a comprehensive tutorial that introduces the language through clear explanations and numerous hands-on examples. It takes a "how-to" approach, explaining language concepts as you explore familiar programming tasks. You'll tackle concurrent programming in Akka, learn to work with Scala and Spring, and learn how to build DSLs and other productivity tools. You'll learn both the language and how to use it. Experience with Java is helpful but not required. Ruby and Python programmers will also find this book accessible.