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The POWER of Gradle (with Tim O'Brien) + NETWORKING Event

This presentation introduces the audience to the power of Gradle through many real-world examples that are demonstrated. By the end of the presentation, you'll understand how Gradle helps to elegantly solve the challenges that we face in our daily builds. We'll go through such powerful concepts as: advantages of declarative over imperative build systems, convention over configuration without rigidity, the Gradle plugins, deep multi–project support, performance optimizations through partial builds and incrementalness, harvesting existing functionality through Ant and Maven integration, as well as migration strategies for migrating from these build tools. We will demonstrate many of the innovative goodies that come with Gradle out–of–the–box, like the Gradle Daemon, the Gradle Wrapper, easy administration of your build environment, building Android apps and libraries, Eclipse integration, and other new plugins.

About Tim O'Brien:

Tim O'Brien is a frequent speaker, presenting talks on open source publishing, open source community, build technologies, and building applications at such conferences as O'Reilly's OSCON, O'Reilly Strata, Oracle's OpenWorld, ApacheCon, and the Open Source Bridge conference. He has worked as an enterprise architect for financial news providers including and, and has created information architectures and content models for product comparisons at


Tim has authored and contributed to several books for O'Reilly including the Jakarta Commons Cookbook, Harnessing Hibernate, Maven: A Developer's Notebook, and Maven: The Definitive Guide.  At Gradleware, Tim focuses on developer outreach making sure that new Gradle users and Gradleware customers have the appropriate information and resources they need to get up and running quickly.



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  • Michael M.

    Was there a recording of this one?

    May 28, 2013

  • Bob S.

    Interesting topic, meeting was shorter with less content than others CJUG events I've been to.

    May 23, 2013

  • Eric C.

    Like it! Can't wait to try it.

    May 21, 2013

  • Andrew K.

    Very good information from a key participant in the development of Gradle.

    May 21, 2013

  • Jeff M.

    Sorry, but things came up at work and I won't be able to make it. I look forward to the video being put up.

    May 21, 2013

  • Nehal V.

    Am sorry. Can't be there tonight. Looking forward to the recording.

    May 21, 2013

  • Troy T.

    Extremely interested.... won't make it in time.

    May 21, 2013

  • Philip B.

    Looking forward to it.

    May 20, 2013

  • John M.

    Can somebody fix the Google Map link? It's showing a location way on the west side. I'm assuming this is downtown.

    May 20, 2013

    • Freddy G.

      It's at 300 West Adams Street (in front of Willis tower), but didn't see the map incorrect?

      May 20, 2013

  • Laura Griffel A.

    This is a better URL for the google map:

    May 20, 2013

  • Stephen G.

    Should be interesting.

    May 11, 2013

  • Michael M.

    I'll be looking for this recording (I have to teach that night).

    May 2, 2013

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