SBT stands for Simple Build Tool and it uses the Scala syntax to define how a project is built, managing dependencies, and so on. It uses .sbt files for this purpose. It also supports a setup based on Scala code in .scala files, as well as a mix of both.

To download SBT, go to and follow the instructions. If you wish to obtain the newest version, then simply Google it and use the result you get back.

The following screenshot shows the structure of a skeleton SBT project:

It is important to show the contents of the main .sbt files.

The version.sbt file looks as follows:

version in ThisBuild := ...

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