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Rocking the Gradle

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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 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 well known as well as new innovative goodies that come with Gradle out-of-the-box, like the Gradle Daemon, the Gradle Wrapper, state of the art dependency management, easy administration of your build environment, building Android apps and libraries, Eclipse integration, C/C++ support and other new plugins.

About Hans Docktor

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