# SKB – Scala flatMap

## Introduction

Periodically, I will publish new exercises so you can slowly build up knowledge about Scala.

It is designed to be done in a very short amount of time and learn a little bit each day, just to create a routine.

This episode will teach you about Scala `flatMap`.

Hope you are going to enjoy it! It is designed for anyone to learn Scala from scratch and slowly learn, one Bit at a time.

After this Bit, I would love to hear your feedback in the comments down below.

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## What are we learning today?

Today we are going to learn about Scala `flatMap` !

I want to introduce you slowly to more complex problems. This one is still fun, as you know, the main topic is `flatMap` but you are going to get an intuition for a little more.

Enjoy the ride.

Time to try on the exercise on your own and scroll down for more information when you are done or if you are stuck.

## Exercise

Here is an exercise to complete today.

If I did my job well, you should be able to guess by yourself the solution based on what you previously learned and based on the clues.

The goal of the exercise is to replace the `???` by a piece of code so that the exercise compiles and that’s how you win! Good luck!

You can fill the exercise right in here:

Or, if it does not load, go on to Scastie (ldCLOORGSEGwvfDOlUKDWA).

## More information about Scala `flatMap`

In this exercise you will learn (or have learned, if you have already solved the puzzle) about Scala `flatMap`.

Did you get `flatMap` ? It is `map` followed by `flatten`. Try to replace the `flatMap` in the code above by `map` and add `flatten` after it.

Ok, now that the topic of today’s episode is done. What is the wizardry with all the `case` ?! This is called pattern matching. I am sure that, right now, you have a good intuition about it, but we are going to dive more into it, soon.

Stay tuned!

Feel free to go back to the exercise, modify the code to try out new things and get a better intuition for Scala `flatMap`.

## Conclusion

I hope you have learned something new or had fun during this Scala Knowledge Bit.