I ruled out Netbeans quickly just because there is not much documentation out there and also not much developers are involved in writing Scala plugin right now. Intellij and Eclipse both support Scala very well. Both Intellij Community/Ultimate edition supports scala, To install Scala in Intellij go to plugins section and search scala and install Scala. In Eclipse, go to the link above and get the update site url and install plugin in Eclipse using update site option. For me Eclipse is better than Intellij because, I was able to write Scala code in Eclipse as the way I used to write Java code in Eclipse. This is my opinion for now, it will change as my Scala codebase grows. In my next post, I will try to explain how we convert a bloated Java application to Scala application.
Background As you may know, I am Java/JEE developer by profession and part time stock trader(Not a DBA). I have been developing and maintaining, proprietary financial trading platform for past few years. As any other financial application, it does periodical historical updates (bulk inserts) and daily updates (insert/update) to database (OLTP). Also on daily basis,