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Introduction to Scala

Scala stands for Scalable language and it is a programming language that is similar to Java, C, C++. That is why, for Java developers, it is very easy to learn Scala.

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What is Scala?

Scala stands for scalable language. It is a modern multi-paradigm programming language. It combines functional and object-oriented programming. Object-oriented makes it simple to design complex systems and adapt them to new demands and functional programming makes it simple to create things rapidly from simple parts and it is compatible with Java.
It adopts a big part of the syntax of Java and C. Except for the syntax, Scala takes other elements of Java-like as its basic types, class libraries, and its execution model. It is designed to convey general programming patterns in an elegant, brief & type-safe way.

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What makes Scala scalable?

There are the two features of Scala i.e.

  • Object-Oriented
  • Functional

Because of these features, Scala is scalable.

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Features of Scala

The features of Scala are-

  • Compatible
  • Concise
  • High-level
  • Statically typed
  • Object-oriented
  • Functional
  • Scala runs on the JVM
  • Scala can execute Java Code.



It is functional programming that was created by Martin Odersky and it is first released in 2003.

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