What is Scala?
Scala is an elegant and concise programming language that integrates both functional and object-oriented paradigms. It runs on the JVM meaning that it is compatible with Java library and its assorted technologies as well as having a comprehensive ecosystem of it’s own. Scala, meaning scalable language, combines the concise syntax found in languages like Python with the safety of strong typing and can be used for everything from simple command line scripting to large distributed, highly-reliable production systems.
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Why choose Scala?
The Scala programming language includes the following features and benefits:
Scala allows for the ability to test, deploy, and deal with bug fixes in a timely manner without interrupting user (frontend) experience.
Scala is capable of scaling up or down based on the growth of your application and processes.
Concurrent and distributed
Scala and Akka provide a superior way of building concurrent and distributed systems that are far less error prone and effectively utilize multi-core processors.
Scala’s concise syntax and rich features enable programs to be shorter resulting in higher development productivity and decreased maintenance costs.
Safe, reliable, and understandable
Scala’s strong typing and expressive code scales down run-time errors, reduces the need for maintenance, and is easier to comprehend.
Scala provides a powerful set of features for building custom domain specific languages (DSLs).
Scala is also proven. Enterprise adoption of the language by companies like Twitter, Angie’s List, Verizon, and Nike has skyrocketed. It’s easy to see why businesses, both large and small, are transitioning to more modern, scalable microservice-based architectures and their related technologies.
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