Scala in Action is a tutorial that introduces the Scala language. It's beneficial to have experience with Java, but not required (experience with Ruby or Python at a minimum is suggested).
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Pro Has a very hands-on approach
Uses lots of hands-on examples to get you programming early on.
Con Not a good beginner-friendly resource
The examples are complex and the book is written with experienced programmers in mind (basic programming concepts are not explained).
Con Can be hard to follow
This book jumps around, with examples that are poorly explained and difficult to follow.