I’m learning Scala

Being bored I was browsing Wikipedia, reading about languages that use Java’s VM. I was reading the Groovy article, thinking that it looked interesting enough to start learning it. But then I got to the end where Groovy’s author, James Strachan, said:

I can honestly say if someone had shown me the Programming in Scala book by Martin Odersky, Lex Spoon & Bill Venners back in 2003 I’d probably have never created Groovy.
Groovy Criticism

If even Groovy’s author thinks there is a better language, I thought I should just skip it and go read up on Scala. So first I read Wikipedia’s article on Scala, then I went over to the Scala language site for more. What I read there looked interesting enough and I added the Eclipse update site to my Eclipse installation, downloaded some of the PDFs in the documentation section, and started to play around with it.
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