I tried programming Scala in Netbeans and Eclipse, but it is not what I'm looking for. In Netbeans suggestions for method names etc. are not working. In Eclipse I can't go to some classes sources by pressing F3. (e.g. scala List).

Is support in IntelliJ IDEA any better? Are there other IDE's supporting Scala?

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IntelliJ IDEA

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    It would be helpful if you explain why
    – Jonas
    Sep 29, 2010 at 17:10
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    IntelliJ is an awsome IDE. While it still shares many problems with Eclipse because it's based on Java technology, it is by far the most reliable of the three I've used. I'm not answering the question thought because I've only used it for Java. Sep 29, 2010 at 23:58
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    – serv-inc
    Jan 16, 2019 at 11:58


Emacs ENSIME is currently the most feature-rich development environment available for Scala. (Watch this sneak-peak video on YouTube.)

  • I think ENSIME can also be integrated right in to the sublime text editor for more info refer here Aug 2, 2011 at 4:56
  • Ensime docs seems very linux focussed. Can't really recommend trying it to windows devs.
    – arviman
    Jun 17, 2017 at 18:46

There's an official plugin for eclipse now. http://scala-ide.org/ I've tried it myself and it works perfect. Nevertheless all the IDEs here are great. They will probably all do what you want. You should go with the one you feel most comfortable with.

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