Using in a Java project

Defining “Java friendly DAOs” in Scala

A key goal in the design of Scala was interoperability with Java, and Martin Odersky succeeded amazingly well in this regard.

Once a build is setup for compiling Java and Scala sources, the rest is very straight forward.

  1. Setup a build
  1. Define the Schema classes in Scala, persistent classes should use @BeanInfo annotations, this will cause the compiler to generate Java style getters and setters for every property, the class will then look exactly like POJOs in the Java code.
  1. Define DAOs (query wrappers) in Scala, with methods that take “Java friendly” types, which means any Scala types provided that they don’t involve too many fancy closures !