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Introduction to the Art of Programming Using Scala by Mark C. Lewis

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Chapter 17

Bigger Programs/New Tools

We have been working in the command-line environment this far because it is a good thing to know and it works very well for both the REPL and scripts. It supported the little steps that we needed to take early on. However, it is now time to move beyond scripts and write larger programs as applications. This can be done using the command-line, as was described in the last chapter, but there are easier ways.

17.1 Eclipse IDE

Large scale software is generally developed with the assistance of many tools, including an Integrated Development Environment (IDE). At this point we want to move our own efforts from the command-line to an IDE. For this book we have chosen to work with the Eclipse IDE. There are others ...

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