Scala has been cataloged by some as a future replacement for the Java language, but just how important is IDE support for this to happen? Michael Galpin's believes its a critical factor, including some of his readers. In addition to Scala and IDE support, in this entry you can also find two more interesting Scala related posts on tail recursion and parsing. Read Michael Galpin's post related to Scala and IDEs entitled 'A Tipping Point for Scala': http://fupeg.blogspot.com/2009/08/tipping-point-for-scala.html Read Ikke's post entitle 'Scala tail recursion and decompiler adventures': http://eikke.com/scala-tail-recursion-decompiler/ Read Cay Horstmann's post related to Scala and parsing entitled 'A spoonful of Scala': http://weblogs.java.net/blog/cayhorstmann/archive/2009/08/a_spoonful_of_s.html