Getting Started with SBT for Scala

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Learn
  • Explore the internal workings of SBT
  • Uncover the various settings that play a significant role in the build
  • Understand the different ways of managing project dependencies
  • Learn how to customize the build to suit your project requirements
  • Leverage the features of SBT to simplify the build process
  • Configure the build for a multi-project with or without dependencies on different modules
About

Build tools are a boon to developers working on large projects. With the configuration to run/execute the project moved out, developers can focus more on the project. SBT is a build tool designed for Scala and Java projects. It provides developers with a high productivity work environment hence it comes in really handy when dealing with large projects.

Getting Started with SBT for Scala gets you going with using SBT and also introduces its advanced concepts. SBT is a build tool that uses a Scala-based DSL. Additionally, SBT has some interesting features that come in handy during development, such as starting a Scala REPL with project classes and dependencies on the classpath, continuous compilation and testing with triggered execution, and much more.

Getting Started with SBT for Scala introduces SBT and its various features. It shows how to set up the build definition for a Scala project using sample code to explain different scenarios and use cases. It explains the basic configuration required to compile, test, and run a project using SBT. We will take a look at the additional configuration and settings that can be set to suit the project requirements. You will also learn how to handle project dependencies in SBT and use Scala files to define the build. It shows how to fork the JVM in SBT for different processes and specific configurations. It also explains the intricacies of the build definition, parallel execution.

This book will make you familiar with SBT so that you can use it for different kinds of projects like simple, and multiple modules which can be dependent or independent.

Features
  • Establish simple and complex projects quickly
  • Employ Scala code to define the build
  • Write build definitions that are easy to update and maintain
  • Customize and configure SBT for your project, without changing your project’s existing structure
Page Count 86
Course Length 2 hours 34 minutes
ISBN 9781783282678
Date Of Publication 17 Sep 2013

Authors

Shiti Saxena

Shiti Saxena is a software engineer with around 4 years of work experience. She is currently working with Imaginea (a business unit of Pramati). She has previously worked with Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. and Genpact.

A true polyglot, she's had exposure to various languages, including Scala, JavaScript, Java, Python, Perl, and C. She likes to work with Play Scala and AngularJS.

She blogs at http://eraoferrors.blogspot.in and maintains open source projects on GitHub.

She loves to travel, is a movie buff, and likes to spend time playing her piano whenever she is not programming.

She has authored Getting Started with SBT for Scala (https://www.packtpub.com/application-development/getting-started-sbt-scala).