Comparing Scala with a language like C ++ or Go is difficult. A better comparison is with Java. The reason we compare Scala to Java is because the language runs in the Java Virtual Machine environment.
Developers and those who hire them should leverage the strengths of Scala as a language to fully appreciate the functionality it offers. The language was developed to remove the restriction of Java, offering a cleaner and well-organized language.
Scala is a general-purpose programming language, designed to program using patterns in a concise, elegant way and using types. In the same way, it integrates object-oriented principles and functional programming, allowing programmers to be more productive. Our developers at Hyperlink Infosystem are available to help you develop excellent solutions based on Scala technology.
Some Excellent Scala Features
Syntax And Constructs:
- XML code can be included in the source, as does the Scriptol language.
- Numerous collection structures: List, Vector, Set, Map, Seq, Pair, Triple.
- The type val is equivalent to a constant, but you can initialize it with a variable.
- No break and continue.
- We define a class with the constructor in the header, which is more concise.
- No terminator such as; at the end of the instructions (but it can be added as an option).
- A function is defined by the def operator and the header is like in Pascal.
- The declarations are reversed with respect to C: we give the name of a variable then we define its type.
- Statically typed.
- Object-oriented: all values are objects.
- Functional: functions are values.
- Regular expressions defined by procedural code.
- Nested functions.
- Polymorphic methods. The arguments can change type.
We define a case class for pattern matching, in other words to select a class among others in a list according to a condition.
- Generic classes
- A function can contain functions
- Top-notch functions
- Anonymous functions
Why You Should Contact Scala Developers
New technological trends always include cycles of attention to modern programming languages. One language that seems set to capture more attention is Scala. Although not famous yet, Scala appears to be gaining traction by providing a happy medium between Ruby's accessible syntax and Java's robust enterprise support. Hyperlink InfoSystem has developers who specialize in programming in Scala. Here are a few reasons why Scala might be worth a second look.
Runs In Java Virtual Machine
The reality of programming for a business is that Java is a de facto popular language. Additionally, many larger companies will be risk-averse when it comes to reviewing a full programming stack. Scala can provide a comfortable middle ground here, as it still works in the JVM. This can allow Scala to play nicely with many operational tools and monitoring pieces that may already exist for a business, making migration a much less risky proposition.
Scala also has a much greater potential for interoperability between itself and the existing Java code. While many may pretend this is perfect, the reality is a bit more complicated. Despite these problems, it can be reliably said that Scala will probably play better with Java than many other languages.
The use of the JVM by Scala can also help alleviate any performance anxiety that people may feel while migrating. It usually works on par with an equivalent Java program, so generally, business software shouldn't be stung by a switch to Scala.
Scala allows the use of most JVM libraries, which are often embedded deep in business code. In this way, Scala can be a good cover for today's Java drenched business.
More Concise And Readable Than Java
Scala shares many of the simple and readable syntax features of popular languages like Ruby. This is a missing feature in Java and has an incalculable impact on a development team's workload in code maintenance. The additional work required to understand and maintain the existing Java code is a significant expense.
Additionally, Scala's conciseness has several benefits. Scala can often be written in a fraction of the number of lines required to write an equivalent function in Java. This has a productivity benefit by allowing developers to do more functional work on a given business day. Fewer lines of code make testing, code review, and debugging easier.
Scala uses a lot of functional syntactic sugar that has become popular with developers and leads many developers to characterize Scala as a more functional language. An example is pattern matching, which allows for easy string comparisons. Another example is mixins, which will enable you to include functions as part of a class definition, saving a lot of time when reusing your code. Features like these are often attractive to developers, especially if they have become accustomed to using them in environments other than Java.
Easy To Learn And "Exciting."
Scala's similarity to current popular languages like Ruby can be seen as an advantage, as its accessible syntax makes it relatively easy to learn, particularly when compared to more complicated languages like Java and C+. The language's novelty and accessibility have made it a popular choice among a small and dynamic group of developers.
This excitement should not be underestimated. In fact, it may be the most significant advantage of moving to Scala. Java's reliability and age make it a popular choice for the enterprise, but it also appeals to developers with a specific, somewhat risk-averse mindset. Languages like Scala can often attract highly energized developers who are "language enthusiasts."
These developers are often flexible, willing to try new things, innovative, and highly skilled. For many organizations, this might be just what is needed in a technical team. Our developers at Hyperlink Infosystem are available to help you develop excellent solutions based on Scala technology.
Some Of Our Scala Frameworks
- Akka HTTP
- Play Framework