Scala | JVM
Scala is a general-purpose programming language designed for conciseness, expressiveness, and scalability. It is a statically typed language, which means that the type of a value is checked at compile time and not at runtime. This can help to detect errors early and make the code more efficient.
Scala is an object-oriented language, which means that you can define classes and objects and create relationships between them through inheritance and composition. It also supports functional programming, which means that you can use higher order functions and treat functions as first class citizens.
Scala is a very expressive language that allows you to write concise and easy-to-read code. It has an extensive standard library and a rich ecosystem of third-party libraries, making it a powerful and flexible platform for developing a wide range of applications.
Scala is used to build a variety of applications, including web applications, data processing pipelines, and distributed systems. It is often used in conjunction with the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), which allows Scala code to run on any platform that supports the JVM. Scala is also used for data analysis and machine learning thanks to its support for functional programming and integration with popular libraries such as Apache Spark.
BITS experts have used Scala in a variety of projects. A selection of case studies and references can be found below.