Scala 3 has landed | Martin Odersky

This presentation was the opening keynote at ScalaCon on May 18th, 2021.

Scala 3 has landed

After 8 years of work, 28,000 commits, 7,400 pull requests, 4,100 closed issues – Scala 3 is finally out. Since the first commit on December 6th 2012, more than a hundred people have contributed to the project. Today, Scala 3 incorporates cutting edge research in type theory as well as the industry experience of Scala 2. We’ve seen what worked well (or not so well) for the community in Scala 2. Based on this experience we’ve created the third iteration of Scala – easy to use, learn, and scale.

In his keynote, Martin covers three main points:

  • Give an overview of the motivations behind Scala 3 and its creation history.

  • Give pointers on how to get started with it, and where to find more information for getting up to speed.

  • Give some indications of what will follow, and how we envision future releases to be developed and shipped.


Speaker: Martin Odersky

  • Scala Creator

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