Scala – the Good, the Bad and the Very Ugly [presentation]

October 6, 2014

The other day I gave a talk on a tech conference about my experience with Scala. Ironically, just two weeks after I wrote that I don’t like Scala, I started working with it on a daily basis, so I now have a better overview. And it’s not all black and white, but many of my arguments still hold.

You can check the slides (the talk was not in English). And I’d like to emphasize the final conclusion point: don’t give the users of your language, API or product all the possible options – they will misuse them.

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6 Responses to “Scala – the Good, the Bad and the Very Ugly [presentation]”

  1. Interesting presentation. Will you be at conferences with that one? Or is there a recording?

    Btw, I’m surprised I don’t see more Scala answers by you on Stack Overflow 😉

  2. I haven’t been answering stackoverflow questions for more than a year now, and I’m actively using scala for around a year 🙂

    I presented this at a conference, there is a recording, but it’s in Bulgarian, so no point in posting it here. I just translated the slides.

  3. Hi,
    Which language would you pick in your current project if not Scala? Java8, Groovy, smth else ?

  4. Java8

  5. Great presentation, thanks. I laughed at the Very Ugly parts. I’ve worked with Play Framework 2.1 on an intranet project, and had to override some of the build configuration. I ran into the syntax hell you described.

  6. […] don’t like Scala. And I think it has some bad and very ugly aspects that make it a poor choice for mainstream […]

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