This blog post describes my first sbt plugin: sbt-fastpublish . The plugin modifies the publishing process of sbt by disabling the publishing of the Scala docs and sources. This can speed up the development process, by essentially making the compile process faster. In one of the projects I am working on currently, the difference is up to 10%. The plugin is thanks to sbt-cross-building available for sbt 0.12 and sbt 0.13. In this blog post I describe how to compile and enable the plugin and give furthermore a very little introduction to writing sbt plugins.