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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 enterprise builds. We’ll go through such powerful concepts as: advantages of declarative over imperative build systems, convention over configuration without rigidity, task definitions and dependencies, the benefits of plugins, deep multi-project support, runtime optimizations through partial builds and harvesting existing functionality through Ant and Maven integration as well as strategies for migrating from these build tools. We will demonstrate some of the innovative goodies that come with Gradle out-of-the-box, like smart incremental builds, the Gradle Daemon and the Gradle Wrapper. We show also many of the new features like Eclipse integration, Sonar integration, Heroku integration, C/C++ support and other new plugins.

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Peter Niederwieser

Computer language enthusiast from Linz, Austria. Having used Java since 1997, I nowadays prefer more flexible languages. In particular, I'm interested in Groovy, Scala, and Clojure. I'm the creator of the Spock testing framework and an occasional Groovy committer. In my day job, I'm a Principal Software Engineer with Gradleware, working on the Gradle build automation tool.
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