Subject: Re: Scala and Java Living Together, Mass Hysteria

On Thu, Aug 24, 2006 at 06:52:39PM -0700, Bill Venners wrote:
> Thanks for the response. Could I ask what kind of live systems you are using
> Scala for?

Web applications, mainly.

> Also, could you take a stab at quantifying how much less code is required
> compared to Java? Is it 80% the code, half
> the code?

Well, here's a data point: one of our applications (a conference
partnering system) was originally written in Java in 4220 LOC (348Kb).
We recently rewrote it in Scala, and the new, more featureful version
is 2741 LOC (188Kb). So it's heading towards the halfway mark.

> And lastly, don't you miss all the support for the language that you
> get for Java with IDEs like IntelliJ, Eclipse, and NetBeans? You can
> reformat the code. You can find usages. You can perform all kinds of
> refactors. Do you feel the productivity boost you get from using
> Scala c...

ompensates for the lack of such tool support?

Never liked it anyway. I use Vim. :-)

So I'm not the best person to ask about that.

-- Jamie Webb

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