The next version of Scala, 2.13, is ready. We will give an overview of the improvements in tooling and the standard library that this release delivers.
The planned steps after this release are directed towards Scala 3. This will be an important transition for the Scala ecosystem, introducing a simpler, more regular, and more expressive version of the language. We will give an outline of what to expect, lay out our roadmap towards its release, and provide recommendations how to prepare for the change.
Martin Odersky is the inventor of the Scala language, a professor at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland, and a founder of Lightbend. His work concentrates on the fusion of functional and object-oriented programming. He believes the two paradigms are two sides of the same coin, to be unified as much as possible. To prove this, he has worked on a number of language designs, from Pizza to GJ to Functional Nets. He has also influenced the development of Java as a co-designer of Java generics and as the original author of the current javac reference compiler.
Adriaan Moors is Scala team lead @ Lightbend, with a decade of scalac contribution experience.