The Gradle development team have not been taking it easy since the release of Gradle 1.0. New features and innovations are constantly being added, rough edges are being smoothed and the platform continues to expand. In this session we’ll explore the most notable additions to Gradle since the release of 1.0 and preview some of the new and exciting features just over the horizon with Gradle founder and Gradleware CEO Hans Dockter and Gradle core developer Luke Daley.
The 1.0 release was the result of many years of engineering and innovation, and its release signals an increased commitment to stability and backwards compatibility for Gradle. But Gradle will continue to evolve with a high velocity to gain new capabilities, features and increased build performance.
We’ll dig into to some of the features incorporated since the 1.0 release, such as:
We’ll also take a sneak peak at some of the upcoming features that will soon be available in Gradle and discuss strategies for keeping up to date with the latest Gradle developments to ensure you are getting the most out of your build tool.
Hans Dockter is the founder and project lead of the Gradle build system and the CEO of Gradleware, a company that provides training, support and consulting for Gradle and all forms of enterprise software project automation in general.
Hans has 13 years of experience as a software developer, team leader, architect, trainer, and technical mentor. 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.More About Hans »
Luke is the lead of the Geb project (a productivity focussed Groovy browser automation/web testing tool) project which he created in 2010. You'll also find Luke contributing to other Open Source projects such as Grails (a Groovy web development framework), Spock (a next generation testing framework for the JVM) and anything else that catches his attention.More About Luke »