Bloop supports several build tools with varying degree of functionality.
|Build tool||Build export||Built-in Compile / Test / Run|
The most basic integration is Build Export. Build export is a task in your build tool that translates your build definitions to Bloop configuration files, which are used by Bloop to compile, test and run your Scala code. It provides all you need to get started with Bloop.
Exporting your build is supported by a large array of popular Scala and Java build tools. However, it's a tedious process that users must remember to run whenever their build changes (client integrations such as Metals can export the build automatically, but that's usually not the case if you're interfacing directly with the bloop CLI).
Built-in compile, test and run
Built-in compile, test and run is a richer build tool integration that swaps
your build tool's implementation of
run by their
implementation in Bloop. This integration relieves users from exporting the
build (build export is automatic) and instead provides a transparent build tool
integration users are unaware of.
Whereas built-in integrations are not fully developed yet, a built-in build tool integration for sbt is planned for the next release. These integrations will help users benefit from the speed and reliability of a more modern Scala toolchain with minimum interference in their current workflow.