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01: Scala Functional Programming basics – pure functions, referential transparency & side effects

Q1. What is a pure function?
A1. A pure function is a function where the following conditions are met:

1) The Input solely determines the output.

2) The function does not change its input.

3) The function does not do anything else except computing the output. This means NO I/O, which is no reading from database, file or input console & no writing to a database, file or output console.… Read more ...


02: Scala FP basics: First-class function, higher order function, statements Vs expressions, immutability & recursion

This extends Scala Functional Programming basics – pure functions, referential transparency, side effects, etc.

Q1. What is a first-class function?
A1. A first-class function is a function that can be treated like a value.

1) Can be assigned to a variable as a value can be assigned to a variable.

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02B: Scala FP basics: Explain the below Scala code

Q. Can you explain the concepts used in the below code?

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03: Q1 – Q6 Scala interview Q&As on Functional Programming

100+ FAQ Scala interview questions answered with code. Learn more about FP – 6 tips to transforming your thinking from OOP/imperative programming to functional programming (i.e. FP). Scala is very popular in Apache Spark programming to process Big Data. 70+ FAQ Bigdata & Hadoop interview questions & answers with diagrams…

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04: Currying, partial application & functional composition in Scala

Let’s see how we can wire up functions with & without currying, and then touch on functional composition. Without currying Here are simple functions example that add, add10, multiply and multiplyBy10 without currying.

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04: Q6 – Q12 Scala FP currying, closures & partial functions interview Q&As

This extends Q1 – Q5 Scala Functional Programming basics interview questions & answers Q6. What is a curried function in Scala? A6. Currying is the technique of transforming a function with multiple arguments into a function with just one argument, and the other arguments are curried. Currying is when you…

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05: Q13 – Q18 Scala FP combinators interview questions & answers

Q13. What are the different approaches in Scala to solve the following task?

Given numbers 1 to 6, and you need to extract out the odd numbers and double them, and finally print the result.

A13. There are 3 ways to solve the problem.

1) Loops (e.g. for, while, do-while)
2) Recursion
3) Combinators (e.g. map, foreach, filter, flatMap, foldLeft, etc)


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05: Q27 – Q32 Scala idioms Q&As on Option-Some-None, Try-Success-Failure and Either-Left-Right

Java has idioms like Try-Catch-Finally, Scala has idioms like 1) “Option-Some-None”, 2) Either-Left-Right 3) Try-Success-Failure. Q27. How does Scala try to solve the problem of getting rid of null values & the “NullPointerException”? A27. Scala provides its own type for representing optional values with “Option[A]”, which is a trait. So,…

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06: Scala Class Vs. Object and Companion object interview Q&As

Q1. Given the below Person.scala file with Person.calss, what will be the output?

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06C: Q33 – Q40 Scala Futures and Promises Interview Q&As

Q33. What is a “Future” object in Scala? Is it an immutable object? A33. A Future is a holder object that holds a value (i.e. success scenario) or an exception (i.e. failure) which may become available at some point. Future represents the result of an asynchronous computation. Yes. A “Future”…

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