Past Meetup

Gradle for Android and the rest of the World by Hans Dockter

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Talk location:

Google Office 379 N Whisman Rd, Mountain View, CA - Quad 6

Further information:

This is a cross promoted event with the SVJUG ( meetup. If you are a member of both meetups, please rsvp only once.


6:00 - 7:00 Networking and Light Dinner

7:00 - 7:15 Announcements

7:15 - 8:30 Hans Dockter - Gradle for Android and the rest of the world

8:30 - 8:45 Q&A

Abstract: We will talk about the new Gradle ( based Build System for the Android SDK ( This new build system has been developed as a Gradle plugin by the Google Android team. It is full of innovation, many of them demonstrating the unique underlying capabilities of Gradle. We will also introduce Gradle as such with a special focus on the new features that have been developed as part of the Android effort. For example more generic, platform independent dependency management and the concept of library variants for different runtimes. We will show how these new features are extremely useful for other platforms like Javascript, Scala, Java and C++.

This talk is interesting for both, people interested in Android and people interested in Gradle who don't have a background in Android.

Hans Dockter

Bio: Hans is the founder of Gradle and the CEO of Gradleware. Hans has 15 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 continuous delivery implementations. 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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