Installing Scalatra on Windows

Scalatra is a micro framework for Scala. Installation does not seem to be as straight forward as adding Scalatra to the dependencies of build.sbt. It requires a number of other tools to work: Conscript and giter8. Conscript is a tool for installing and updating Scala code. giter8, which depends on conscript, allows you to check out project templates directly from Github. It’s the recommended way to generate Scalatra project skeletons. These are quick installation instructions for Scalatra on Windows. Continue reading


Error: ‘git’ is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

Today I wanted to add one of my Github repositories to a sbt project. I was working on my Windows laptop. I setup the following Build.scala file and placed it in the project directory under the root directory of my sbt project: Continue reading

Calculating the MD5 checksum of a file under Windows

I was working on my Windows laptop and needed to calculate the MD5 checksum of a file. Under Linux no problem, but how do you do that under Windows? As always Google is your friend. I found the Microsoft File Checksum Integrity Verifier tool on the Microsoft website. Easy to install and use. Continue reading


Aaahhhhh, changing the shell defaults of Git Bash under Windows

Have you been frustrated by the default window shell settings of Git Bash under Windows? I have. Changing the settings of the Git Bash window directly using properties does not work. Today it bugged me enough that I decided to spend some time to fix it. Continue reading