A frequent complaint about Scala is build times: Scala builds are too slow, and the immediate reaction is to blame the compiler. But is that all there is to it?
In our previous blog we found out that compilation speed on Amazon EC2 is not affected much by instance size. But what happens when we use our Hydra parallel Scala compiler? It turns out Hydra can achieve more than 5 times faster Scala compilation!
This is part of a series of blog posts on Scala compilation in the cloud: Using Scala in the Cloud: A Guide to Amazon EC2 Instance Types (this one) Scala Compilation Got 5x Faster With Triplequote Hydra We ran a number of Scala compilation benchmarks and look at what instance type is the fastest and what offers the best cost per build.