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Scala at Light Speed

Get the most out of Scala in this 2-hour jam-packed course.

I want it fast and I want it now.

Scala is a fantastic language. It's becoming more popular and powers some of the best tools in the world for data processing, distributed computing and much more. But it's hard to learn - usually takes months to get familiar and years to fully master.

But it doesn't need to be this way. You can learn fast with the right tools, the right selection of topics and the right sequencing so you can relate to them as you progress. This mini-course gives you that.

In the time it takes for you to watch a movie, you will learn the equivalent of a 300 page book and you will have the tools to read, understand and work with Scala in whatever project comes your way.

Scala is badass.

If you got to this page, you probably know some things about Scala:

  • it's based on the JVM, so you have access to every single library and framework ever built in the Java ecosystem, plus it can work with Java code in the same project
  • the demand for Scala has skyrocketed and companies are having a hard time filling their Scala positions
  • Scala devs are some of the best-paid folks in the industry: 20%, 50% or even 2x their Java equivalents

In more than 20000 developers I've taught who are now working with Scala, and many more Scala developers that I know personally, I haven't heard ANY of them willing to go back to Java after having a taste of Scala. It's that good.

The first and only hit-and-run Scala course on the web.

Here are some stats about the course:

  • This course takes roughly 2 hours of watch time in total.
  • You will write roughly 500 lines of code.
  • You'll go through ~50 examples demonstrating concepts from very basic to pretty advanced.

Once enrolled, you have access to the course for as long as Rock the JVM is a thing. You can download each video for offline view. You can take this on a train or flight and get off said train or plane with Scala under your belt. You also have a GitHub repo with all the code I wrote on camera.

It's free.

But I hope this course turns out better than most people's paid stuff.

I do ask for two things.

First, the course needs some programming background. I will often refer to Java, C++, C, Python or JavaScript throughout the course so you can relate to the topics and "click" them in your head faster. If you've never coded before, this course is not for you.

Second, I will ask for your undivided attention. As much as you give to your SO. Seriously, this course is not rushed (I hope), but it's compressed like a neutron star, with a new thing every 1-2 minutes. It will only be as effective as your focus and commitment throughout the videos.

If you like this course, I have an optional ask: share it. Give this to your colleague, your friend, your dad, your dog, your grandma. Pass this on Twitter and mention us, put it on your LinkedIn or your favorite forum or wherever you think this can help people.

Your Instructor


Daniel Ciocîrlan
Daniel Ciocîrlan

I'm a software engineer and the founder of Rock the JVM. I started the Rock the JVM project out of love for Scala and the technologies it powers - they are all amazing tools and I want to share as much of my experience with them as I can.

For the last 7 years, I've taught a variety of Computer Science topics to 30000+ students at various levels and I've held live trainings for some of the best companies in the industry, including Adobe and Apple. I've also taught university students who now work at Google and Facebook (among others), I've held Hour of Code for 7-year-olds and I've taught 11000 kids to code.

I have a Master's Degree in Computer Science and I wrote my Bachelor and Master theses on Quantum Computation. Before starting to learn programming, I won medals at international Physics competitions.


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Frequently Asked Questions


Dude, did you just say I can learn Scala in 2 hours?
I did and I do. It's my first attempt at it, so if it works (or doesn't), I'd like to hear from you.
How long do I have access to the course?
The online platforms call this "lifetime access". It's really up as long as Rock the JVM is alive, which I hope will be a long time.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
Tell me at [email protected] I want to make this better and more effective.
How much did you say was the course?
It's free. I mention this a bunch of times.
Do you issue certificates?
Not for this course. Although your focus for 2 hours in this course is commendable, a certificate wouldn't mean much, because you haven't put in the work yet to solve a problem or build something. If you do build something out of your own two hands after finishing this course, let me know at [email protected] and I will send you a gift as a marker of your work.