Hello World in Kompics Scala

As we did in section Hello World in Kompics, we will start introducing the Kompics Scala DSL by giving a Hello World example.

SBT Setup

Set up a new SBT project and follow the instructions in Repositories and Getting Started to include the necessary dependencies. For this simple example no additional Java API modules will be needed. We are, however, adding logback classic to the dependencies, in order to get some logging output from Kompics. An example logback configuration file can be found in the full download package below.

The resulting helloworld.sbt might look something like:

name := "Hello World"

organization := "se.sics.test"

version := "1.0"

scalaVersion := "2.11.8"

resolvers += "Kompics Releases" at "http://kompics.sics.se/maven/repository/"
resolvers += "Kompics Snapshots" at "http://kompics.sics.se/maven/snapshotrepository/"

libraryDependencies += "se.sics.kompics" %% "kompics-scala" % "0.9.2-SNAPSHOT"
libraryDependencies += "ch.qos.logback" % "logback-classic" % "0.9.28"

Hello World Component

As in the Java version we only have a very simple component HelloWorldC whose sole handler reacts to Start events on the control port (which is called ctrl in Scala). Notice however, that now the event type Start is simply pattern matched and the actual handle function starts afterwards. Kompics Scala’s pattern matching handlers will be described in detail in the next section (Kompics Scala Engine Changes). The HelloWorld object acts as the Main Class for our project and simply starts Kompics in the usual way with the the component as its only argument.

package se.sics.test

import se.sics.kompics.sl._
import se.sics.kompics.{ Start, Kompics, KompicsEvent }

object HelloWorld extends App {

class HelloWorldC extends ComponentDefinition {
    ctrl uponEvent {
        case _: Start => handle {
            println("Hello World!");


As opposed to the Java API, handler subscription is done directly by the uponEvent where the handler is also created. The method returns the created handler, so it can be unsubscribed later if so desired.

Compiling and Running

To compile run the source code with SBT do:

> run

This is all. Say hello to Kompics Scala ;)


You can download the whole SBT project here.