(plural scalas or scalae)
From Latin scÄla (“ladder")
- A statically typed functional programming language.
(SCAlable LAnguage) A Java-like programming language that compiles into bytecode and runs in a Java Virtual Machine (JVM). Developed by Martin Odersky at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and released in 2003, Scala also runs on the Android OS. Scala incorporates functional programming, whereby code is written in expressions.