When we first launched Hydra, our goal was simple: make Scala development more productive for developers all around the world. We focused on three main benefits:
We made it super fast; because Hydra parallelizes Scala compilation phases across all available cores, even on your four-core developer laptop you can accelerate compilation times by 3x or more. With enough power, this can easily go past a 10x speedup.
We made it easy to install; a single command in sbt, Maven, Gradle, or command line gets Hydra working across all your machine cores, along with support for IntelliJ IDEA (and also Eclipse really soon).
We made it 100% compatible; Hydra is based on the open-source Scala compiler, so it supports the full Scala language including macros and compiler plugins. It’s more than binary compatible with open-source Scala: it generates the same bytecode and is kept in-sync with Scala on the same release schedule.
To help us stay on course with the best possible advice on technology, enterprise engagement, messaging, and community outreach, we assembled a Board of Advisors that we’re happy to introduce!
Throughout his career, Martin”s singular objective has been to make the basic job of writing programs faster, easier and more enjoyable. In the process, he has personally written more lines of Java and Scala code than almost any other individual in the world.
He wrote javac, the compiler used by the majority of today”s Java programmers, and scalac, the compiler used by the fast-growing Scala community. He authored Programming in Scala, the best-selling book on Scala.
Previously he has held positions at IBM Research, Yale University, University of Karlsruhe and University of South Australia, after having obtained his doctorate from ETH Zürich as a student of Niklaus Wirth, the creator of Pascal.
Well known entrepreneur and angel investor in Switzerland . He has held senior operational positions in large corporations and mentored many successful startups. Among other roles, he was SVP of (EMEA) operations at VeriSign Inc., Managing Director of operations of Southern and Central Europe field operations at Oracle, EMEA VP Sales at Lightbend, and Venture Partner at Amadeus Capital Partners Limited.
François sits on the advisory board of the EPFL Faculty of Informatics and Communication, Socrata Inc. in Seattle, member of ICES Foundation (International Centre for Earth Simulation) in Geneva and is a board member of Broadvision Corp. in San Francisco.
Oliver has been helping startups and enterprises tell their technology stories since 2007. Currently Chief Storyteller and Product Marketing Manager at Lightbend, Oliver has dedicated much of his time to creating educational content and building community awareness around Reactive system architecture and tooling.
We hope you’re as excited as we are to welcome these individuals to our Board of Advisors! As we continue to grow our offerings, follow us at @triple_quote on Twitter to stay up to date.
P.S. While Hydra is currently available only through our early access program, do keep on the lookout for some changes in that area in the coming months. We’ll say no more! :)