The Artima Developer Community
Sponsored Link

Artima Developer Spotlight Forum
Update to Scala IDE for Eclipse Released

2 replies on 1 page. Most recent reply: Apr 21, 2009 4:02 PM by Dick Ford

Welcome Guest
  Sign In

Go back to the topic listing  Back to Topic List Click to reply to this topic  Reply to this Topic Click to search messages in this forum  Search Forum Click for a threaded view of the topic  Threaded View   
Previous Topic   Next Topic
Flat View: This topic has 2 replies on 1 page
Frank Sommers

Posts: 2642
Nickname: fsommers
Registered: Jan, 2002

Update to Scala IDE for Eclipse Released Posted: Apr 20, 2009 10:49 AM
Reply to this message Reply
Advertisement

First-class IDE support has been one of Scala's sore spots. Although all the major Java IDEs, including Eclipse, NetBeans, and IntelliJ IDEA, support Scala development, working with Scala in these IDEs is not as polished an experience as coding Java is via these tools. The Scala IDE landscape, however, is changing fast, with improved tools being released at a steady clip.

The latest major Scala tools upgrade occurred as part of the Scala's 2.7.4 release candidate. One of the main challenges the Scala IDE for Eclipse aims to address is the ease with which Java and Scala projects can be combined:

This release is based on a new approach to integration with the Eclipse JDT which makes use of Equinox Aspects and the JDT weaving functionality developed in conjunction with Andrew Eisenberg of AJDT.

This allows for much deeper and more robust interoperation between Eclipse's Scala and Java tooling. As a result many long standing bugs have been resolved ... and many additional JDT features will now work correctly with Scala projects.

From 2.7.4 onwards the new name for the plugin is the Scala IDE for Eclipse...

Those with an existing Eclipse installation can access the latest Scala IDE from the project's Eclipse update site.

What do you think of the current state of Scala tools support?


Mark Thornton

Posts: 275
Nickname: mthornton
Registered: Oct, 2005

Re: Update to Scala IDE for Eclipse Released Posted: Apr 21, 2009 5:17 AM
Reply to this message Reply
The NetBeans plugin is usable but clearly needs more work. Most obvious flaw (to me) is that it doesn't recompile all the necessary files after a change. Admittedly even IDEA sometimes still gets this wrong for Java. I don't know about the state of the others.

Dick Ford

Posts: 149
Nickname: roybatty
Registered: Sep, 2003

Re: Update to Scala IDE for Eclipse Released Posted: Apr 21, 2009 4:02 PM
Reply to this message Reply
Did the REPL on XP ever get fixed?

Flat View: This topic has 2 replies on 1 page
Topic: The Adventures of a Pythonista in Schemeland: The R6RS Module System Previous Topic   Next Topic Topic: What I Learned at Java Posse Roundup '09


Sponsored Links



Google
  Web Artima.com   

Copyright © 1996-2014 Artima, Inc. All Rights Reserved. - Privacy Policy - Terms of Use - Advertise with Us