Scala is a language that brings together functional and object-oriented programming. It also provides support for the Java ecosystem and tool kits.
The easiest, most convenient method is to use the homebrew package manager to handle the Scala package. Alternative methods include downloading the fully-featured IDE that runs Scala (recommended for beginners).
You can visit the official Scala website for further details on this alternate method. In this article, we will be focusing on using the most simple and common method (command-line) in this article.
The homebrew package manager handles all the dependencies and sets up the Scala environment, which makes our lives easier.
To install homebrew, open up your mac terminal and run the following command:
/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"
If you do not have any version of Scala on your system, it is straightforward to install one through the homebrew package manager. Just run the following commands:
brew install scala
Now you can run the
brew info scala
command to verify your installation.
Now, with homebrew package manager installed, you can easily check the installation status of Scala by running the following command on your mac terminal:
brew info scala
You can also run the following command to get the installed version of Scala:
Check all Scala versions for that latest:
brew search scala
Install the latest version:
brew install email@example.com
Unlink the currently-running Scala version on your system:
brew unlink scala
Link the newly downloaded one and use the
force flag to remove the previously cached version:
brew link firstname.lastname@example.org --force
Check the current version, if it is updated, by running:
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