Last Updated: February 25, 2016
· epishkin

use IDEA for Progfun course @coursera

You don't have to use Eclipse to do assignments at

How to use IDEA? It's easy!

Create a file ~/.sbt/plugins/build.sbt and put this there

addSbtPlugin("com.github.mpeltonen" % "sbt-idea" % "1.5.1")

Open sbt in your assignment folder and run


To install scala plugin in IDEA: Settings/Preferences -> Plugins -> Browse repositories -> find Scala, right click -> Download and Install. Restart IDEA

Open the folder with your assignment in IDEA: File -> Open Project...

You don't have to buy the Ultimate version. Community edition works fine, it's open source and free.

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Don't forget to install Scala plugin for IDEA first ;)

over 1 year ago ·

@szelenin thanks!

over 1 year ago ·

Brilliant! I was just about to kill myself over being forced to use Eclipse for the assignments! Thanks for sharing! You saved my life! :)

over 1 year ago ·

Thank you! I've been struggling getting intelli-j setup, your instructions worked great.

over 1 year ago ·