Install Scala the Old School Way

Finally, you found the place that shows you how to install Scala on Linux from binaries. Even the Scala's official website promotes installing on IntelliJ or installing using SBT. However, I prefer to install Scala the old school way using binaries for testing purposes because it gives me more control on what kind of changes are made on my system. For any hardcore development purposes, I do use Scala on IntelliJ Idea. This article explains how to install Scala using pre-built binaries.

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13 Things To Do After Installing IntelliJ Idea

IntelliJ Idea: the famous IDE for JVM languages including Java, Scala, and Kotlin. If you don't have it installed, follow Install IntelliJ IDEA on Linux to install the latest IntelliJ Idea. This article shows you some hidden tweaks to boost your productivity with IntelliJ Idea.

Wait! Isn't IntelliJ Idea ready to be used out of the box? There is no doubt about the capability of IntelliJ Idea; of course, it can handle your project without any tweaks and customization. However, this article shows you how I customize my IntelliJ Idea for better productivity. All we going to do is enabling some hidden features and installing some plugins that may take your favorite IDE to the next level.

Though I specifically mention the IntelliJ Idea, the following tweaks apply to all Jetbrains' IDEs:

  • Android Studio
  • AppCode
  • CLion
  • GoLand
  • PhpStorm
  • PyCharm
  • Rider
  • RubyMine
  • WebStorm

1. Enable the toolbar

Go to ViewAppearance and select Toolbar

The toolbar provides quick access to frequently used buttons such as Save All, Back, and Forward with a cost of small vertical space. I prefer to have the toolbar enabled because it moves the Build button to the left that makes it easy to access using my muscle memory. In addition, you can add more shortcuts to this toolbar if you like.

IntelliJ IDEA Enable Toolbar

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Install IntelliJ IDEA on Linux

IntelliJ Idea the famous IDE for JVM languages including Java, Kotlin and Scala has recently changed its installation process with the version 2020.3. This article shows you how to install the latest IntelliJ Idea on any Linux system.

For whatever the reason, if you have to install an older version of IntelliJ Idea, please follow the article: Install IntelliJ IDEA 2020.2 and Older on Linux

You do not need Java to run IntelliJ IDEA since it comes with Java Runtime Environment to run the IDE. However, it is highly recommended to have Oracle JDK for the development purpose.

Install IntelliJ IDEA on Linux



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Install IntelliJ IDEA 2020.2 and Older on Linux

This article shows you how to install the famous Java IDE: IntelliJ IDEA on Linux. You do not need Java to run IntelliJ IDEA since it comes with Java Runtime Environment to run the IDE. However, it is highly recommended to have Oracle JDK for the development purpose.

Install IntelliJ IDEA on Linux
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