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Journey to the holy grail – Scala faster and smaller

October 9, 2019

Scala development is notoriously plagued by its long compilation times and large deployment artifacts.
This gets even worse if you are using Docker, considering you need a full Java Runtime, your package can take almost 100 megabytes.
In the first quarter of 2018 Oracle publicly announced a project they had been working for 6 years called GraalVM.
This talk will take you in a small journey on how to make (specially short lived) Scala applications faster and smaller taking advantage of GraalVM native-image.