Learning Scala the interactive way with Scala Worksheet in Eclipse

Learning Scala is fun, but at times like it can be a daunting and frustrating experience. Like learning any new language I guess. I have found using the Scala command line interpreter can help. It turns out the the Scala IDE for Eclipse also provides an interactive interpreter. To start an interactive interpreter create a Scala project and add a Scala Worksheet (File | New… | Scala Worksheet). Give the Scala Worksheet a name, for example TestScala, and start testing and learning. After typing a statement hit CTRL+S to save and the results of each statement are displayed at the end of each line. How easy is this?

Example of interactive learning with Scala Worksheet in Eclipse

Example of interactive learning with Scala Worksheet in Eclipse

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