Thursday, April 1, 2010

10,000 copies of Programming in Scala sold

The first book on Scala Programming in Scala that was published Q3 2007 has apparently sold over 10,000 copies according to a recent mailing list post by one of its authors, Martin Odersky.

This is far more copies than all functional programming books combined in 2008. For example, F# for Scientists has sold only 2,500 copies and sales have completely dried up after less than 2 years.