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About Scala

Key Features of Scala



Scala is relatively young, and design decisions are aimed to address criticisms of Java.


Scala combines object-oriented and functional programming in one concise, high-level language.

Statically typed

Scala is statically typed and supports type inference, catching errors early.

Lazy computation

Scala evaluates expressions only when required, this increases performance.


Scala uses an immutability concept. Each declared variable is immutable by default.


Scala is being used by some of the world's tech giants.

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Community-sourced Scala exercises

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