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A Familiar Way To Develop Applications

int main (string[] args) {
  var app = new Gtk.Application(
    "com.example.App",
    ApplicationFlags.FLAGS_NONE
  );
  
  app.activate.connect(() => {
    var win = new Gtk.ApplicationWindow(app);

    var btn = new Gtk.Button.with_label("Hello World");
    btn.click.connect(win.close);

    win.child = btn;
    win.present();
  });
  return app.run(args);
} 

Why Vala?

Productivity
Comfortably write your code in an object-oriented way with high level abstractions, while having access to deep integrations with GNOME technolgies such as: GObject, GTK and more!
Performance
Vala compiles code down to blazingly fast, fully native binaries. You're also able to reuse existing C Code in your Vala programs as well as generate C Code from Vala.
Open-Source
Vala is free and open-source software. It has a great community that contributes to the compiler and develops lots of tooling.
Tooling Documentation
Learn more about Vala

What can you build?

GUI Applications
Perfect integration of GTK, Libadwaita and Granite makes development super simple. Easily publish your apps on Flathub without bloated packages.
Command Line Programs
Use a large standard library and use loads of other libraries available for use in Vala.
Libraries
Provide bindings for many other languages and API documentation without manual work. Also, dynamic and static linking are both supported.

What's new?

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Vala 0.56
Lorenz Wildberg
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Showcase

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Community

Forums
Ask questions related to Vala in the GNOME Discourse forums under the 'vala' tag.
Discourse Forums
Internals Chat
Talk to the developers or ask questions about how to contribute to Vala, use the Vala Matrix channel. It also has a IRC bridge.
Matrix Room
Community Server
Connect with the community on the Discord server.
Discord Server

Social Media

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