Scala

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A pure-bred object-oriented language that runs on the JVM

What is Scala?

Scala is an acronym for “Scalable Language”. This means that Scala grows with you. You can play with it by typing one-line expressions and observing the results. But you can also rely on it for large mission critical systems, as many companies, including Twitter, LinkedIn, or Intel do. To some, Scala feels like a scripting language. Its syntax is concise and low ceremony; its types get out of the way because the compiler can infer them.
Scala is a tool in the Languages category of a tech stack.

Who is using it?

812 companies use Scala in their tech stacks, including Twitter, Coursera, and 9GAG.

Twitter

Coursera

9GAG

Asana

Nubank

Monzo

Groupon.com

Intuit

Banksalad

Zalando

Engineering

Revolut

Why developers like Scala

Static typing
Jvm
Pattern-matching
Scala is fun
Types
Concurrency
Actor library
Open source
Solve functional problems