Freitag, 24. Mai 2013

Gradle und the new Android Build System

by Hans Dockter (Gradleware GmbH)

Friday, 24.05.2013, New York III, 16:00-16:45 Uhr

We will present and demo the new Gradle based Build System for the Android SDK. The new Android build system provides a highly tailored build-by-convention approach for Android builds and yet allows for deep customizations. It models the whole workflow of Android development. It starts with product flavors, build types and dependency management. It introduces a new bundle distribution format for Libraries and deals with all your testing and deployment needs. We discuss the roadmap including IDE integration and how the new build system will be rolled out as part of the Android SDK.

We will also introduce Gradle as such with a special focus on the new generic features that have been developed as part of the Android effort like the advanced incremental build.

About the author Hans Dockter:

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.