- This article is about the programming language. For the music software, see Scala (music software).
Scala is a programming language which is both object-oriented and functional. It is similar to Java in some respects, and complies to Java bytecode to be run on a Java virtual machine. Statements may be separated either by semicolons or newlines. Support for Unicode characters in the Basic Multilingual Plane (0000 - FFFF) is built in.