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9 Best Scala Books of All Time

Our goal: Build the most true list of best Scala books.

Our process:
1. Search for "best Scala books" and study the top 5 articles.
2. Add only the top books (mentioned 2+ times).
3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
(This process takes a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2022)

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  1. 1

    Programming in Scala

    Martin Odersky

    Appears in 5 articles
  2. 2

    Scala for the Impatient

    Cay S. Horstmann

    Appears in 4 articles
  3. 4
    Appears in 3 articles
  4. 5

    Scala in Action

    Nilanjan Raychaudhuri

    Appears in 2 articles
  5. 9

    Scala Puzzlers

    Andrew Phillips

    Appears in 2 articles


  • How was this list created?

    We searched for "best Scala books", found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many books are in this list?

    There are 9 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Scala books on the internet.

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