Using Scala with Sling

Sling supports the Scala programming language version 2.8.1 through optional modules located in /contrib/scripting/scala.


The following bundles are required for Scala support: scala-library, scala-compiler, Scala Script Engine, Apache Sling Scala Scripting Configuration. Note: In order to see the Scala scripting engine in action you can also use the Launchpad Contrib Testing module which comes with all necessary bundles (including the examples) pre-installed. See below.

Manual installation

Using Launchpad Contrib Testing

Examples Applications

There are two example applications available in /contrib/scripting/scala/samples: A simple Hello World programm and a more advanced Forum application. The examples require the Apache Sling Sample Path Based Resource Type Provider bundle. So lets install this bundle first:

Now the examples themselves:


The Scala scripting bundle is configurable through the Apache Felix Web Management Console (PID:

Further Information

See these session slides for further information: