03 October 2008

Scala's Community

I am studying the functional/object-oriented language Scala right now and I thought I'd share a few observations about this language and the community around it:

Last night I was having some issues getting Eclipse's Scala plugin to work correctly. Frustrated, I went on Scala's IRC chat room and made an off-hand comment on my problems. The maintainer of the plugin just happened to be in the room at the time, and pointed out my problem, quickly setting me on the right path. My first "technical support" question solved!

A great little tutorial for getting someone familiar with Scala from the Java/C# school of object-oriented programming is Daniel Spiewak's Scala for Java Refugees. Highly recommended.

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