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      Comp 372/471: Theory (and Practice) of Programming Languages

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      Key Information

      Tentative Outline

      (subject to revision)
      • functional programming (4 weeks)
        • higher-order functions
        • algebraic data types
        • recursion patterns
      • concurrent and parallel programming (4 weeks)
        • threads
        • futures and promises
        • asynchronous/reactive programming
        • actors
        • software-transactional memory
        • task-parallel library
        • functional data structures
      • programming language representation and implementation (4 weeks)
        • interpreters
        • parsers
        • domain-specific languages
      • logic programming (1 week)
        • Prolog
      • scripting (1 week)
        • JavaScript

      Course Texts

      Required texts

      Scala in Action
      By: Nilanjan Raychaudhuri
      Publisher: Manning Publications
      Pub. Date: April 10, 2013
      Print ISBN-10: 1-935182-75-7
      Print ISBN-13: 978-1-935182-75-7

      Masterminds of Programming, 1st Edition
      By: Federico Biancuzzi; Shane Warden
      Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.
      Pub. Date: March 27, 2009
      Print ISBN-13: 978-0-596-51517-1

      Recommended texts and other resources

      Getting Started with SBT for Scala
      By: Shiti Saxena;
      Publisher: Packt Publishing
      Pub. Date: September 11, 2013
      Print ISBN-13: 978-1-78328-267-8

      Scala for the Impatient
      By: Cay S. Horstmann
      Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
      Pub. Date: March 06, 2012
      Print ISBN-10: 0-321-77409-4
      Print ISBN-13: 978-0-321-77409-5
      Web ISBN-10: 0-13-276177-7
      Web ISBN-13: 978-0-13-276177-2

      Scala in Depth
      By: Joshua D. Suereth; Foreword by: Martin Odersky
      Publisher: Manning Publications
      Pub. Date: May 24, 2012
      Print ISBN-10: 1-935182-70-6
      Print ISBN-13: 978-1-935182-70-2

      Haskell: The Craft of Functional Programming (3rd Edition)
      By: Simon Thompson
      Publisher Addison-Wesley Professional
      Pub. Date: 2012
      Print ISBN-13: 9780201882957

      Real World Haskell
      By: Bryan O'Sullivan, Don Stewart, and John Goerzen
      Publisher: O'Reilly Media. 
      Pub. Date: November 2008
      Print ISBN-10: 0596514980
      Print ISBN-13: 978-0596514983