scala-trace-debug VS Metals

Compare scala-trace-debug vs Metals and see what are their differences.


Macro based print debugging. Locates log statements in your IDE. (by JohnReedLOL)


Scala language server with rich IDE features 🚀 (by scalameta)
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scala-trace-debug Metals
1 18
115 1,895
- 1.8%
0.0 9.6
over 3 years ago 3 days ago
Scala Scala
MIT License Apache License 2.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of scala-trace-debug. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-05-24.
  • No Job After Graduation
    5 projects | | 24 May 2023
    If you're not sure what you want to do maybe build your own sample site from a "starter" like (this one uses TypeScript which is JavaScript with types added) or (this one uses plain old JavaScript without types). I personally deploy to because it's less complicated than deploying to AWS or Google Cloud but more businesses deploy to AWS than Heroku so learning AWS and having the AWS services you use to build and deploy your app as skills on your resume would probably make your resume look better to companies than just saying you know Heroku. If you want to copy off me (don't make and use an exact copy) my sample app deployed to Heroku has its code at and the site is at (I pay Heroku $7 a month for hosting). It's good to have a link to a sample app and link to the code for your sample app on your resume, just make the file on GitHub look good so people can look at it and know what your app does. I have a software library with a much better looking file at


Posts with mentions or reviews of Metals. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-05-24.
  • Reconnecting with Scala. What's new?
    7 projects | | 24 May 2023
    Links: - - - - - - - - - - - - -
  • Tmux, NeoVim, etc. to write pure Kotlin code?
    2 projects | | 30 Apr 2023
    You might want to look at Scala, they have proper LSP support with metals which means you can write your code in vscode, neovim, emacs, or even fleet (the new jetbrains text editor).
  • New plugin to support LSP file operations
    6 projects | | 9 Jan 2023
    Please write in the comments if you know of any language servers I should test it with. Currently I tested only metals and rust-analyzer.
  • Why are all the guides on using LSP functionality full of bloat?
    3 projects | | 26 Dec 2022
    If you are using nvim-lspconfig you can pass the settings as a Lua table to the setup function. For example, here are may metals settings:
    5 projects | | 11 Nov 2022
  • What is the one thing you need everyday to make your job easier?
    2 projects | | 16 Oct 2022
    Bazel support in Metals. I didn't spend all that time figuring out and adjusting Emacs/Spacemacs and making my workflow (almost) mouse-free just to scrap my config and switch to IDEA's rodent infested ways.
  • Scala 2.13.9 is here
    3 projects | | 21 Sep 2022
    There is one small issue involving code completion returning inappropriate completions in some cases; will fix it, once it's included in a release. Perhaps that's the PR you saw?
  • Scala Isn't Fun Anymore
    9 projects | | 13 Sep 2022
    It is, by quite a bit.

    While the "Scala IDE" project is dead for all practical purposes, IntelliJ IDEA's Scala plugin is actually pretty amazing. There's also a VisualStudio plugin that does pretty much the same and is advancing by leaps and bounds. There are also interconnecting projects that provide i.e. language server or build server that are reused by other projects. It's pretty modular. Metals ( is amazing.

    In general the language has become a wee bit faster to build, there was good progress with build times during the 2.12/2.13 cycles.

    With Scala3 the language got a bit simpler; concepts that were implemented explicitly using (hehe) implicits got their own keywords and a lot of the opinionated boilercode that cause a lot of debates is now generated during complication and hidden. A lot of "standardization" has occurred.

  • A Python-compatible statically typed language erg-lang/erg
    27 projects | | 13 Aug 2022
  • What is your favorite programming language?
    9 projects | | 20 Dec 2021
    Have a look at

What are some alternatives?

When comparing scala-trace-debug and Metals you can also consider the following projects:

intellij-plugins - Open-source plugins included in the distribution of IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate and other IDEs based on the IntelliJ Platform

Jupyter Scala - A Scala kernel for Jupyter

sbt - sbt, the interactive build tool

bloop - Bloop is a build server and CLI tool to compile, test and run Scala fast from any editor or build tool.

intellij-scala-bundle - IntelliJ Scala Bundle - get started with Scala in a single click!

scalajs-benchmark - Benchmarks: write in Scala or JS, run in your browser. Live demo:

dotty - The Scala 3 compiler, also known as Dotty.

Scalastyle - scalastyle

scala - Scala 2 compiler and standard library. For bugs, see scala/bug

Gitbucket - A Git platform powered by Scala with easy installation, high extensibility & GitHub API compatibility