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Compilation time: a bigger hammer - Intermediate

8th December 2016 in London at Business Design Centre

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Scala compilation time is excessive. Projects in the range of millions of lines of code frequently experience compilation times of tens of minutes or even hours. Moreover, 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. Can we fix this? Come and find out!

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Compilation time: a bigger hammer - Intermediate

Mirco Dotta

Co-founder of a stealth mode startup aiming at revolutionising Scala developers' life. Mirco has 10+ year experience with Scala, and also has extensive knowledge on Akka, Lagom, Playframework, and Sbt. 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, so don't hesitate to say hi when you see him. In his freetime, he plays chess and studies wine - both theory and practice! :)

Iulian Dragos

Iulian Dragoș dreams about a world where the Scala programming language is the default choice for new projects. He learned Scala by writing the compiler backend for it during his PhD at EPFL, back in 2004, and he was the first employee of Lightbend (formerly Typesafe). At Lightbend he helped the company grow from 5 to 85 employees, playing the role of engineer, technical lead, consultant, trainer or sales engineer. Iulian is a frequent speaker at conferences and actively contributing to several open-source projects.