Scala Resources & Community links for the newcomer by Raúl Raja.
From the post:
During the last couple of months I have been asked a few times among colleagues and friends hot to get started with Scala. People come to Scala from diverse backgrounds such as… – Java folks looking for a better Java or just tired of waiting for Java features other modern languages such as C# already offer. – Ruby, PHP, and programmers that come from a scripting background looking for type safety. – People trying to bridge the best of both OOP and Functional paradigms. Scala is a vast language full of features with a very technical community. Don’t let your first step discourage you as you don’t need to know everything about Scala to become productive quickly. People in the mailing list will often talk about some crazy shit you don’t need to know just yet. Monads, Monoids, Combinators, Macros and things you may not even know how to pronounce,… Seriously guys as you start to learn about it it’s gonna blow your mind. It’s gonna take some time to digest all the info but it sure it’s worth it. Here is a few resources / steps may help you get started focused on its community and not so much on the technical details of downloading and running your first scala “hello world”
More than a collection to bookmark for “someday,” this is a collection of resources to start following today.
I haven’t looked at all the references but from the ones I checked, I don’t think you will be disappointed.