James Ward – Exploring Packaging & Deployment Options for Scala Applications / Services

James Ward

James Ward

James Ward is a nerd / software developer who shares what he learns with others though presentations, blogs, demos, and code.

After over two decades of professional programming, he is now a self-proclaimed Typed Pure Functional Programming zealot but often compromises on his ideals to just get stuff done.

After spending too many sleepless nights in data centers repairing RAID arrays, he now prefers higher-level cloud abstractions with appropriate escape hatches.

James is a huge Open Source proponent, hoping to never get burned by lock-in again.

Exploring Packaging & Deployment Options for Scala Applications / Services

There are many ways to package a Scala application for running on a server, Kubernetes cluster, or cloud service, including sbt native packager, Docker, and CNCF Buildpacks. Given those packaging tools there are also many different ways to put together the deployable artifacts.

For instance, maybe you want to use GraalVM to transform the service into a native image. Techniques like container image layering can also support efficient image rebuilding.

This session will explore these tools and techniques for packaging and deploying Scala applications.

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