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Two killer applications for Scala
In the thread "How to get people to adopt Scala", Darwin expresses his
opinion that Scala needs a killer application. I agree. Two good
candidates would be project building and XML transformations. In my
job I have seen that using Ant and XLST can lead to disorders.
- SBT looks good (as far as I can see); it may become a big success.
- There does not seem to be much learning material helping the
migration from XSLT to Scala. It would be useful when current XLST
code can be translated to Scala. There has been an EPFL project named
xslt2src (http://lamp.epfl.ch/~emir/projects/), but it is not
supported any more.
I think that advertising Scala as a solution for these areas will be
more effective than as a solution for parallelism.