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Hi folks!

It's about time we start our '18-'19 season! We'll start this year with the backbone of every development project: the build tool.

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➡️ 📖Abstract

Why Gradle?

Gradle has been around for a while as a Java build tool. Its power and expressiveness make it sometimes challenging to approach. And thus the question is: why should I take the time to learn Gradle?

After gaining a basic understanding of Gradle build script for a Java project, we will look into the features that make Gradle shine.
Through work avoidance, parallelisation and caching, you will see how Gradle keeps build time low even for complex projects and how this can significantly impact development workflow for you and your team.

After this session you will understand why the Grade tag line is “Build happiness”!

➡️ 🗣The Speaker

Louis Jacomet has been perfecting his knowledge of Java for more than 15 years. Always a developer at heart, his role evolved over the last years to include technical team leading, coaching and some management.
In addition to the bits and bytes, Louis is interested in people management skills mandatory to create a productive project team.
To complete the buzzword bingo, Louis is interested in agile practices for the visibility, communication and result orientation it promotes.
After working remotely from Belgium for Terracotta, with a focus on Ehcache, Louis is now part of the Gradle build tool team.

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