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PragPub, September 2011

Table of Contents


  • by Venkat Subramaniam
    With this issue we launch a new series on the Scala programming language by Venkat Subramaniam.
  • by Brian Tarbox
    Brian shares one reason to consider Scala even if you are not interested in functional programming.
  • by Jeff Langr, Tim Ottinger
    The very first value of agile emphasizes “individuals and interactions over processes and tools.” But that doesn’t mean “don’t use tools.”
  • by Dan Wohlbruck
    Dan takes us back in time again, to the birth of the ATM. That was in this month in 1969.


  • by Michael Swaine
    This month kicks off a new series on the Scala language and a series of Pragmatic Bookshelf staff profiles.
  • Horror author HP Lovecraft was not cancelled in August, but you can be forgiven for thinking he was.
  • Meet Miles Forrest, Pragmatic Bookshelf’s Screencast Development Editor.
  • by John Shade
    Why Steve Jobs will be missed and Tim Cook will be fine.
  • Author sightings, upcoming conferences, and other events of note.
  • Coming attractions and where to go from here.