Scala is a general-purpose statically typed programming language.

Scala was developed by Martin Odersky in 2001.

Scala was developed by keeping java in mind so scala and java code can be seamlessly integrated in a single application.

Scala has less boilerplate code if you compare it with Java

Scala supports both object-oriented and functional styles of programming.

It is a high-level language that runs on JVM.

Many of the big applications are written in scala and it is the preferred language for many data engineers after python.