|Newbie Scala user||Ewald Horn||2/27/12 9:53 AM|
I'm a newbie Scala user, having spent the last 14+ years doing mixed Java development. In a recent project, we used the Groovy / Grails combination to try out a dynamic language on Java, and, while I found it to be interesting, bits and pieces felt less mature than I would have expected. Someone suggested I take a look at Scala, as it would fit more into my "traditional" Java frame of reference. Given that more and more applications are web-based, I find myself wishing for a simpler way to write high-performance, reliable software, hence the search for something beyond Java. Of course, I do not wish to abandon the tried and trusted JVM, that, despite quirks and bugs, is a well-known and reliable deployment platform.
So far I've been impressed with how Scala feels like a "better" Java, yet, do not invalidate all of my previous experience. I was wondering though, if there's anyone in South Africa who is using Scala in a commercial project? It would be great to learn more about the challenges one can expect when going commercial with Scala.
|Re: Newbie Scala user||Gary Pamparà||2/27/12 11:23 AM|
I work for a company that has several parts of a larger product
Please note that even though Scala runs on the JVM, it is not really a
You can start using Scala like Java, but you will start to write more
You may experience any issues as you would experience with Scala - its
|Re: Newbie Scala user||Ewald Horn||2/29/12 4:51 AM|
thank you - I've had some time to look at Scala properly and you are
indeed correct : It requires a different approach than Java.
I'm going to start writing some tests in Scala for my Java classes,
that's an excellent suggestion, thank you!
|Re: Newbie Scala user||Gary Pamparà||2/29/12 5:12 AM|
No worries :)
The test libraries available for scala are very, very good. ScalaTest,