Scala IDE – Versions are Too Painful
During the last few evenings I’ve been doing some work with Scala. Initially I started off with Eclipse as the IDE of choice. But after remember how much I dislike Eclipse, I moved over to IntelliJ. I prefer IntelliJ’s refactoring support, but for some reason just found the run/debug particularly painful with Scala, so ended up reverting back to Eclipse. With ScalaIDE installed, and thus Scala 2.9.2, I experienced the frustration of creating a Maven Scala project, and finding the MySpec test failed to build. It turned out, either rightly or wrongly, that the solution was to correct the pom.xml for the scala-library, junit and specs. Specs probably being the key, and hence moving to Specs2. Which leads me to the previously blogged view, IDE’s and versions are still to painful in 2012. It just shouldn’t be this hard to get an environment running and start development.
If anyone is mildly curious, I’m currently using Scala 2.9.2, JUnit 4.8.1 and Specs2 1.12.1