µTest

A simple testing framework for Scala (by lihaoyi)

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  • From First Principles: Why Scala?
    11 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 11 Feb 2021
    I am a Scala programmer & think it's a great language. Here are some arguments for why not Scala:

    * Li's libs (os-lib, upickle, utest) have clean public interfaces, but most Scala ecosystem libs are hard to use

    * The Mill build tool looks a lot better than SBT, but seems like everyone is still using SBT

    * Scala minor version are binary incompatible, so maintaining Scala projects is a big pain. Upgrading Spark from Scala 2.11 to Scala 2.12 was a massive undertaking for example.

    * Scala has tons of language features and lets people do crazy things in the code. Hard to win technical arguments with Scala geniuses that like using complicated language features.

    * Scalatest is stil used by most projects and is annoying to use, as described here: https://github.com/lihaoyi/utest#why-utest

    I'm optimistic about Scala. There are some folks that love the language and are continuously improving the ecosystem. Scala 3 will have to sell a better story about ditching legacy tooling and giving users a better default stack if it wants to compete with modern Go/Rust/Python.

    11 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 11 Feb 2021
    Let's clarify some points for folks not so familiar with Scala.

    > * Scala minor version are binary incompatible, so maintaining Scala projects is a big pain. Upgrading Spark from Scala 2.11 to Scala 2.12 was a massive undertaking for example.

    Scala just chose a strange naming scheme. Other languages would have just increased their major version instead. The scala minor version is increased every few years and not every month or so.

    > * Scala has tons of language features and lets people do crazy things in the code.

    Actually, that's not true. Or rather: compared to what language?

    Scala has surprisingly few language features, but the ones it has are very flexible and powerful. Take Kotlin for example. It has method extensions as a dedicated feature. Scala just has implicits which can be used for method extension.

    > * Scalatest is stil used by most projects and is annoying to use, as described here: https://github.com/lihaoyi/utest#why-utest. The overuse of DSLs in Scala is really annoying.

    I agree with the overuse of DSLs. Luckily that got much better, but older libraries like scalatest still suffer from that.

    > * Li's libs (os-lib, upickle, utest) have clean public interfaces, but most Scala ecosystem libs are hard to use, see the JSON alternatives for examples

    I think that just comes from using the library in a non-idiomatic way. In most applications, you will need to use the whole json anyways, and then you use (or can use) circe like that:

        {

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