6 products every Scala developer should use

If you’re a Scala developer and are looking for some great open source libraries to use you can go to the excellent Awesome-Scala List or the newly created Scaladex.

However, it is very often useful to look at ready-made products to make your Scala coding even more amazing. Here is a list of products you should use, or at least take a serious look at:

1. Samebug — Exceptions Database with Solutions

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Samebug is the smartest way to debug your Scala exceptions. Samebug is a collection of over 200,000 solutions to exceptions. Samebug uses stack trace analysis to find the most relevant solutions to your exceptions.
It recently released an integration with IntelliJ which makes it even more useful.

2. IntelliJ — IDE

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No need to introduce IntelliJ from Jetbrains. Without wanting to enter in a cat-fight, IntelliJ is the IDE of choice at Codacy. The Scala support is really excellent.

3. Takipi — Error Monitoring

Takipi detects every production issue in your app and helps you prioritize and fix those issues. It supports all JVM languages and the installation process is really smooth. We particularly like the numerous integrations with Datadog, New Relic, Slack, etc.

4. Codacy — Automated Code Reviews

Of course, we are biased on this one, but Codacy is the best static analysis and automated code review tool for Scala. From security issues to Scala best practices, Codacy will catch new issues automatically in your commits and pull request so that developers can save hours in code reviews and merge with confidence.

5. Codeship — Continuous Integration

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Using modern continuous integration tools will help you deliver hassle-free the best product possible to your users. Codeship has a great JVM support and the new Codeship Pro makes it really easy to combine it with Docker.

6. New Relic — Application Performance Monitoring

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Its ease of installation and great JVM support makes it a must have for Scala developers. Its Lightbend partnership can get you a free Lite account if you register here.

Are you using any other products we should be aware of? Don’t hesitate to share them in the comments!


Edit: We just published an ebook: “The Ultimate Guide to Code Review” based on a survey of 680+ developers. Enjoy!


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