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Stairway to Scala - Setup Instructions

Set up environment and developer tools for enrolling in the Stairway to Scala training
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2,317 students enrolled
Created by Dick Wall
Last updated 11/2015
  • 31 mins on-demand video
  • 12 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
Set up your development machine for working on Scala
Use an IDE to create and edit Scala language projects
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  • No knowledge of Scala is required, but familiarity with programming in another computer language is assumed.

This course will provide you with instructions to be ready to follow the Stairway to Scala Applied and Advanced courses, in particular being able to run activator, Scala and a suitable Scala IDE such as IntelliJ IDEA.

The course includes reference slides and an example exercise project to test that your environment is working.

The course will take less than an hour to complete.

If you are interested in getting a working Scala development environment, or are taking the Stairway to Scala Applied or Advanced courses, this setup course is for you.

Who is the target audience?
  • Beginners to the Scala Language
  • Anyone interested in taking the Stairway to Scala training
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 12 Lectures Collapse All 12 Lectures 43:19
Setting Up Your Scala Development Environment
12 Lectures 31:19

Flight Goals

Installing the Java SDK

Installing Typesafe Activator

Starting Activator UI Mode

Stopping Activator UI Mode

Downloading IntelliJ IDEA

Installing IntelliJ IDEA for Scala Development

Scala Settings for IntelliJ IDEA

Alternative: May Use Scala IDE

Installing the Scala REPL

Opening and Working on the Exercises
About the Instructor
3.8 Average rating
160 Reviews
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Scala Developer

Dick is a Scala Developer with over 8 years of Scala development experience, and over 6 years of Scala training experience. As well as consulting in Scala, Dick contributes to a number of open source Scala projects, libraries and tools, and is very active in the Scala developer community. He is also one of the Scalawags, a video podcast about the Scala language. Along with Bill Venners he runs Escalate Software which provides Scala training services.

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