DESCRIPTION Simple Build Tool: sbt. The idea of a high quality build tool for Scala is indeed simple, but sbt itself is richly-featured and powerful.
Documentation for sbt is sparse, and the blogs, tutorials, and other bits scattered across the web demand a comprehensive, accurate picture of how to build Scala projects effectively and efficiently.
This book will help transform ugly, complex builds into a streamlined, automated, and repeatable process. SBT in Action is first and foremost a tutorial about effectively building Scala projects.
It introduces the sbt tool with a simple project that establishes the fundamentals of running commands and tasks.
Next, it shows how to use the peripheral libraries in sbt to make common tasks simpler.
This includes an I/O library to deal with files and how to parse user input in a meaningful fashion.
Finally, it covers how to deploy software effectively. RETAIL SELLING POINTS Comprehensive and detailed guide Fills in the gaps of information on sbt Shows how to tame unwieldy complex builds AUDIENCE This book assumes readers are comfortable reading and writing Scala code.
No experience with sbt required. ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY Known as the de-facto Scala build tool, sbt is used to build other pieces of software.
It uses Scala as its lingua franca, which means that all settings and files are typesafe by default, providing a level of safety in builds that is uncommon.