I’ve never had the time to invest in Scala but it has it’s uses for Java work.
For a quick and handy test of those we reminders you need once in a while use the Scala shell, it saves diving in to your IDE and coding up something quick.
So fire up your Scala shell and then start typing Java……
Jason-Bells-MacBook-Pro:bin Jason$ ./scala Welcome to Scala version 2.9.2 (Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM, Java 1.6.0_51). Type in expressions to have them evaluated. Type :help for more information. scala> import java.util.Date; import java.util.Date scala> var date = new Date(); date: java.util.Date = Mon Sep 02 19:46:45 BST 2013 scala> var startdate = new Date(0L); startdate: java.util.Date = Thu Jan 01 01:00:00 GMT 1970 scala> var uuid = java.util.UUID.randomUUID.toString(); uuid: java.lang.String = 7990eb01-3381-4f80-bd6c-f4b79dccb924 scala>
2 responses to “Using #Scala for quickie Java hints”
If you have sbt installed, you can do this with third party libraries, as well (hopefully the formatting won’t butcher this paste):
sbt ‘;set libraryDependencies += “net.debasishg” %% “redisclient” % “2.10”; set initialCommands := “import com.redis._”; console’
Nice hint Thomas, thanks for posting it here.