Co-founder @ Triplequote
Co-founder Triplequote LLC, a company aiming at boosting Scala teams’ productivity. Mirco has 10+ year experience with Scala, and he has contributed to several open source projects such as Lagom, Playframework, Scala IDE for Eclipse, and the Scala language. Before founding his own company, he worked at Lightbend (formerly known as Typesafe), where he wore different hats: from engineering, to consulting, and, fun fact, even sales! He is a certified Lightbend trainer for Akka, Playframework, and Scala. He loves meeting people and sharing experiences. In his freetime, he plays chess and studies wine – both theory and practice! 🙂 You can find him on twitter at @mircodotta.
We all love Scala, but the one aspect we have a hard time accepting are long compile times. It’s not uncommon for a project to experience compilation times of a handful of minutes, if not worse. On top of that, compilation times are unpredictable, depending on a combination of language features, external libraries, and type annotations. A single line change may increase compilation times ten fold.
What can we do? It’s paramount we gain greater insight into the tools and libraries we use. There are also established (anti-)patterns that you should know about, if you fancy to keep compilation times to a minimum. And why not utilizing all cores when compiling? The stock Scala compiler can’t do it, but Triplequote Hydra is here to change that. Sit tight and let’s cut down on compilation time!