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Creating a Custom Build Platform with Gradle

  • Jun 10, 2014 · 6:00 PM

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The larger and more diverse your technology organization, the greater the value you can realize in standardizing your build and delivery process. Internal build standards make it easier for people to switch between teams, allowing you to more readily adjust your staffing to meet changing business needs. 

We'll kick off this session with Hans Dockter, the founder of Gradle who will speak about the current state of Gradle and its upcoming 2.0 release. 

Then Luke Daley will talk about how modern day software organizations standardize their build infrastructure with Gradle. He’ll walk us through examples of leveraging Gradle’s extensibility and plugin mechanisms to develop standards, enforce compliance and deliver tailored out of the box functionality. We will also look at how to provision such customizations throughout your enterprise in a controllable way.

They aim to convince us that Gradle's flexibility combined with its support for conventions, including our conventions, provides the ability to solve our automation challenges effectively in a centralized fashion.

About Luke Daley
Luke Daley is an energetic software craftsman, driven to make developer's lives better by building elegant and empowering tools and libraries. From the early days of his career Luke has been pushing the boundaries of project automation on projects small and large. His penchant for getting things done without compromising on quality naturally attracted him to Gradle and the Gradle community. Luke is passionate about helping teams make sure they are getting everything they can from their tools and builds, and fostering collaborative technical communities around innovative and effective technology.

A long time member of the Groovy open source community, he has created and contributed to many plugins for the Grails web framework as well as being a regular committer to the framework itself. Recently Luke has been working on bringing rapid productivity to web functional and acceptance testing by creating the Geb project.

About Hans Dockter
Hans is the founder of Gradle and Gradleware. Hans has 13 years of experience as a software developer, team leader, architect, trainer, and technical mentor in vast array of industry sectors such as automotive, finance, public transport and business intelligence. Hans is a thought leader in the field of project automation and has successfully been in charge of numerous large-scale enterprise builds. He is also an advocate of Domain Driven Design, having taught classes and delivered presentations on this topic together with Eric Evans. In the earlier days, Hans was also a committer for the JBoss project and founded the JBoss-IDE.

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