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Scala Playground

Up to 4h
Free playExplore without specific objectives or guided instruction.
Real-world experiencePractice in a live, pre-configured sandbox environment.


Scala is one of the most emerging programming languages in the last years. It supports and allows you to code in most of the common programming paradigms, such as the OOP, and the functional. Focusing on the functional programming paradigm, Scala offers you a variety of native immutable data structures and components you can leverage to write your scripts.

The playground is a safe and secure sandbox environment for you to explore your own ideas, follow along with Cloud Academy courses, or answer your own questions all without the need to install any software on your local machine. The extended duration of this playground provides you with ample time to play to your heart's content. The goal is to be able to experiment and learn with little start time or overhead. Feel free to experiment coding with Scala in any way you see fit. Enjoy!

Intended Audience

This lab is intended for:

  • Software engineers focusing on the functional programming paradigm
  • Data engineers that need to build and maintain scripts to handle large datasets


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About the author

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Stefano studies Computer Science and is passionate about technology. He loves working with Cloud services and learning all the best practices for them. Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services are the cloud providers he prefers. He is a Google Cloud Certified Associate Cloud Engineer. Node.js is the programming language he always uses to code. When he's not involved in studying or working, Stefano loves riding his motorbike and exploring new places.

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Scala Playground