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Aug 18, 2018 13 Comments

Is scala a hard code? Popular code? Easy to build on? What is it used for?

I’m not technical so just trying to learn.

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  • Amazon gdshhk
    "Is scala a hard code?"
    No, scala isn't code. It's a coding language. You can think about it as a less verbose Java.
    If you know Java or C#, it's very easy to learn/understand Scala.
    We use it for dealing with big data and cloud computing. It has very good integrations with Spark (for big data).
    Aug 18, 2018 3
    • PwC dUPY02
      Are there a lot of projects using Scala in Amazon? Curious because because I am using Scala in my current job.
      Aug 18, 2018
    • Amazon gdshhk
      Honestly not sure. The code base has definitely much more Java and C++ than Scala.
      Aug 18, 2018
    • PwC dUPY02
      Yeah thats what I thought. Its kind of niche and used in a few areas
      Aug 18, 2018
  • Morgan Stanley / Eng kNaR65
    Morgan Stanley and Twitter use it a lot. It's a general purpose functional-oo language so can be used for loads of things - distributed systems, Web, etc.
    But wouldn't recommend it as your first language.
    Aug 18, 2018 0
  • Stitch Fix Stitched
    It's a steep learning curve but it is versatile enough to get a lot of things done. Don't do into it just for the sake of it. It will take some time and learning but you can make the most out of it if your job needs it.
    Aug 18, 2018 0
  • Research Now / Eng Arschloch
    Scala is great language. Yes, learning curve is steep but you are rewarded more in the end as compared to JavaScript or Python.
    Aug 18, 2018 0
  • Epic / Eng Lcsd
    Not a good starter language but if you know Java, Scala becomes easy. The functional aspect can save you many lines of code and knowing java will help you understand OO part of Scala as well because it’s designed to work as both OO and functional language.
    Aug 18, 2018 0
  • Dollar Shave Club HcknGbsns
    I've seen it used for pipelines a lot but probably not a good starter language
    Aug 18, 2018 0
  • Autodesk / Eng FootRace
    We use it for etl pipelines
    Aug 18, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Data
    abguru

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    abgurumore
    I spent a day diving into basics of scala about an year ago, found it to be an abstraction over java I.e. code in java that could take 4 lines can be done in single line. The trick is it makes developer life easy, given that you already are expert in java. But if you are just starting with scala, it takes lot of time to ramp up
    Aug 18, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Ops
    Insomzonia

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    Insomzoniamore
    I’m not technical either, and also looked into Scala; but decided to start learning Java first.
    Aug 18, 2018 0
  • Uber Kbng16
    It’s hard to read scala code! We rewrote the code base using java after the scala expert left the company in my last company.
    Nov 7, 2018 0