One of the final assignments for a school course called “APP” (Algorithms Programming language & Paradigms) was/is to learn a new programming language using the book ”Seven languages in Seven weeks“.
The idea of this book is that you can get comfortable with a programming language in just a week. As you can probably guess from the title the book covers 7 languages in total and I will be covering at least 1 (Scala).
Scala is a hybrid language that tries to bridge the gap between object-oriented languages like Java and functional languages like Haskell.
So… if you wanted to go functional why not go Haskell you ask? Well, purely functional programming is something which just doesn’t “speak” to me, combining it with an OO approach might just be the thing that makes the gears click. At the very least it should provide a gradual learning curve to apply functional programming ideas to my code.
Besides my personal reasons, there are some objective reasons why Scala is “better” than Haskell:
Well that’s it for today folks, check back in for the next blog within a few days!