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Hall 10 - Foundations

Wednesday May 16th, 10:15-11:00

A Birds eye view of the Scala ecosystem

About this Session

Scala is now pretty much a mature language, industry adoption is expanding from startups and early adopters to more conservative companies at various pace in different countries. The ecosystem has grown a lot in the last few years in multiple direction.

This session takes the point of view of a newcomer to provide a "tour d'horizon" of scala: the libraries, the build tools, IDE support, the community support, etc.

Required knowledge

This session doesn't require any specific knowledge.

Learning objectives

This session aims to provide new developers, developers trying to push Scala professionally, and curious practictioners a map of the Scala ecosystem with its strengths and weaknesses with arguments to help support or defend respectively.


Jean Helou

Jean is a passionate developper who enjoys sharing, discussing and practicing his craft. He started his professional career in 2004 as a java programmer. In 2013 he became a freelance and certified as a Lightbend scala teacher. Today he works with Scala from Lyon (France) and continues sharing by teaching Scala classes, facilitating workshops to practice scala or with scala, facilitates the Lyon Scala User Group, etc.