How to install Scala on Windows?
Prerequisite: Introduction to Scala
Scala is a very compatible language and thus can very easily be installed into the Windows. The most basic requirement is that we must have Java 1.8 or a greater version installed on our computer.
Verifying Java Packages:
The first thing we need to have is a Java Software Development Kit(SDK) installed on the computer. We need to verify this SDK packages and if not installed then install them. Just go to the Command line(For Windows, search for cmd in the Run dialog( + R).
Now run the following command:
Once this command is executed the output will show the java version and the output will be as follows:
In case we are not having the SDK installed then download the latest version according to the computer requirements from oracle.com and just proceed with the installation.
Downloading and Installing Scala:
Before starting with the installation process, you need to download it. For that, all versions of Scala for Windows are available on scala-lang.org
Download the Scala and follow the further instructions for the installation of Scala.
Beginning with the Installation:
- Getting Started:
- Getting done with the User’s License Agreement:
- Move on to Installing
- Installation Process:
- Finished Installation:
After completing the installation process, any IDE or text editor can be used to write Scala Codes and Run them on the IDE or the Command prompt with the use of command:
scalac file_name.Scala scala class_name
Here’s a sample Program to begin with the use of Scala Programming:
Let’s consider a simple Hello World Program.