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Scala combines object-oriented and functional programming in one concise, high-level language. Scala's static types help avoid bugs in complex applications, and its JVM and JavaScript runtimes let you build high-performance systems with easy access to huge ecosystems of libraries.
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About Scala

object HelloWorld {
  def hello() = "Hello, World!"
}

Scala combines object-oriented and functional programming in one concise, high-level language. Scala's static types help avoid bugs in complex applications, and its JVM and JavaScript runtimes let you build high-performance systems with easy access to huge ecosystems of libraries.

  • Features
    • JVM Interoperability - Scala runs on the JVM, so Java and Scala stacks can be mixed for seamless integration.
    • Type Inference - Scala is statically typed. However, Scala provides type inference to ease the burden of an advanced type system.
    • Object Oriented - Scala is a pure object-oriented language in the sense that every value is an object. Data types and behaviors of objects are described by classes and traits. Class abstractions are extended by subclassing and by a flexible mixin-based composition mechanism to avoid the problems of multiple inheritance.
    • Functional - Scala is also a functional language in the sense that every function is a value. Scala provides a lightweight syntax for defining anonymous functions, it supports higher-order functions, it allows functions to be nested, and supports currying. Scala’s case classes and its built-in support for pattern matching model algebraic types used in many functional programming languages. Singleton objects provide a convenient way to group functions that aren’t members of a class.
    • Concurrency & Distribution - Use data-parallel operations on collections, use actors for concurrency and distribution, or futures for asynchronous programming.
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Meet the Scala Track mentors

Once you join the Scala language track, you will receive support and feedback from our team of mentors. Here are the bios of a few of the mentors of this track.

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Max Leuthäuser GitHub

Software Engineer and IT Consultant. Scala Enthusiast.
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Peter Perhac pete's blog

Sucked into programming at the age of 11. Worked with several different tech stacks. Currently I work on Scala projects and tinker with Haskell in my spare moments. I want to help _you_ to fall in love with Scala / FP as much as I did.
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Alexandre Langlais French blog

Scala is a great solution for pure functional programming in today's industry.
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Rutger Claes https://github.com/rutgerclaes

I really like working in Scala. It allows me to come up with elegant, functional code that is also concise and type safe.
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Jacqueline Outka https://github.com/outkaj

I find Scala to be both a beautiful and useable language. I like that you can use clear and concise functional paradigms, while still enjoying the benefits of object orientation and JVM interoperability.
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Bastien Lemale https://github.com/blemale

I've written Scala professionally, and also use it for open source projects. Currently I'm working with Java. And I'm also a Rust enthusiastic.
Fun. Challenging. Interesting

Community-sourced Scala exercises

These are a few of the 91 exercises on the Scala track. You can see all the exercises here.

Collatz Conjecture
easy
recursion
math
RNA Transcription
easy
optional values
strings
transforming
Linked List
medium
generics
lists
optional values
Scrabble Score
easy
strings
transforming
Grains
easy
optional values
Book Store
medium
recursion
Passionate. Knowledgeable. Creative.

Meet the Scala Track maintainers

The Scala Maintainers are the brains behind the Scala Track. They spend their spare time creating interesting and challenging exercises that we can all learn from. We are incredibly grateful for their hard work. Here are the bios of a few of the maintainers of this track.

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Erik Schierboom My blog

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Ric Emery

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