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Differences Between Scala and Golang

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  • Last Updated : 21 Apr, 2022
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Scala is a general-purpose, high-level, multi-paradigm programming language. It is a pure object-oriented programming language that also provides support to the functional programming approach. Scala programs can convert to bytecodes and can run on the JVM (Java Virtual Machine). Scala stands for Scalable language. It also provides Javascript runtimes. 



// Scala program to print Hello GFG!
// Creating object
object Geeks {
// Main method
def main(args: Array[String])
    // prints Hello, GFG!
    println("Hello, GFG!")


Hello GFG!

Golang is a procedural and statically typed programming language having syntax similar to C programming language. Sometimes it is termed as Go Programming Language. It was developed in 2007 by Robert Griesemer, Rob Pike, and Ken Thompson at Google but launched in 2009 as an open-source programming language and mainly used in Google’s production systems.



// Golang program
package main
import "fmt"
// Main function
func main() {
    fmt.Println("Hello Geeks")


Hello Geeks

Golang vs Scala



For Big data world, it not preferred. Preferred for Big data world along with Python.
Filename extension is .go .Filename extension is .sc or .scala.
The cost is low in terms of developers and language work.The cost is high in terms of developers and language work.
Go does not have a while loop and do while syntax. Instead, Go uses a for loop to perform the while loop.    Scala supports while loop and do-while loop.                                                                                          
Go doesn’t allow Implicit type conversion.Scala allows Implicit type conversion.
Golang is not an object-oriented programming language but we can achieve them using certain methodologies.Scala is an object-oriented programming language.                                                                                                                                                                               
Golang is suitable for cloud-native, serverless functions, and, microservices. Scala is the best suitable for monoliths and mini services.
The better choice for Stream processing.Don’t prefer for stream processing generally.
Go provide Goroutine functionality which enables a Goroutine to run independently or with other Goroutines.Scala doesn’t support Goroutine kind of functionality.
It was developed at Google in the year 2007 by Robert Griesemer, Rob Pike, and Ken Thompson.It was created by Martin Odersky.
It has inbuilt concurrency support.It supports higher-order functions
It is supported for Interfaces and Type embedding.It enables us to use all the classes of the Java SDK
It supports method or operator overloadingIt does not follow a consistent architecture.

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