Rocking the Gradle

by Hans Dockter 

Thursday, 14 June 2012 14:00

This presentation introduces the audience to the power of Gradle through many real-world examples that are demonstrated live. By the end of the presentation, you’ll understand how Gradle helps to elegantly solve the challenges that we face in our daily enterprise builds.

We’ll go through such powerful concepts as: advantages of declarative over imperative build systems, convention over configuration without rigidity, task definitions and dependencies, the benefits of plugins, deep multi-project support, runtime optimizations through partial builds and harvesting existing functionality through Ant and Maven integration as well as strategies for migrating from these build tools. We will demonstrate some of the innovative goodies that come with Gradle out-of-the-box, like smart incremental builds, the Gradle Daemon and the Gradle Wrapper. We show also many of the new features like Eclipse integration, Sonar integration, Heroku integration, C/C++ support and other new plugins.

Hans Dockter is the founder and project lead of the Gradle build system and the CEO of Gradleware, a company that provides training, support and consulting for Gradle and all forms of enterprise software project automation in general.