Join Gradle at KotlinConf 2017

Kotlin is the #1 rising Gradle “related topic” according to Google Trends. We want to improve user experience developing Kotlin applications with Gradle, and that requires great guides — but we need your help! Tell us which unwritten Kotlin Gradle guide you think would be most useful, and you’ll have a chance to get a free ticket to KotlinConf! See instructions below.

KotlinConf 2-3 Nov 2017, San Francisco, Pier 27

We are proud to be a silver partner for KotlinConf, which is just 3 weeks away! Hans Dockter will be presenting Building Kotlin Applications at Scale and some of the Gradle Kotlin DSL team will be on-site to talk Kotlin with you.

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Save the Date: Free Gradle Training in January

Getting started with a new technology can be daunting. Learning the basics by reading manuals and blog posts and searching forums can be time-consuming. And getting a whole team up to speed is a challenge all its own. That’s why for years now, we’ve offered a range of Gradle training courses to help teams fast-track the process of learning and mastering Gradle.

Our flagship Introduction to Gradle course has always been our most popular, and in October we ran an experiment with it: we gave it away for free. That’s a steep discount from the usual price of $900 per seat, but we wanted to see just how many people we could help to learn Gradle if cost were not a factor.

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November 15th Bay Area Gradle Users Meetup: Recap and Videos

We’d like to thank everyone that came along to our Bay Area Gradle Users meetup last week, and we’d like to thank LinkedIn once again for hosting us—it was a great event! For those who were unable to attend for reasons of distance, time or anything else, we filmed both sessions and are delighted to make the videos available to everyone.

As described in that earlier blog post, Szczepan Faber and Hans Dockter talked in detail about Gradle’s new composite build feature:

In particular, Szczepan demonstrated the potential for working with multi-repository projects in an IDE as if they were part of the same multi-project build. You’ll find that in the first 10 minutes...

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Webinar: Customizing Build Scan Data

For those of you who can’t make our Bay Area meetup on November 15th, we’re putting on a webinar a couple days later that will cover one of the same topics: customizing build scan data. Even better, the webinar will be delivered by one of Gradle’s best: Mark Vieira! So come join us for a half-hour of valuable learning and discover how to maximize the benefit of your build scans.

Details:

  • When? 11:00 - 11:30am PT on November 17, 2016
  • Where? Online via Zoom webinar - Register Now

There will be an opportunity for Q&A and a recording of the webinar will be made available to attendees. We hope you’ll join us!

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November 15th Bay Area Gradle Users Meetup

Everyone has an opportunity to engage with the Gradle team online through a variety of channels, but nothing beats meeting people face to face. If you are around the Silicon Valley area on November 15th, you can meet three of the team at the Bay Area Gradle Users meetup along with an expert user and build master from LinkedIn.

We have two great talks lined up, the first of which introduces you to an exciting new feature within Gradle—composite builds—while the second shows you how to get more out of your build scans with custom data.

Details:

  • Who? Hans Dockter, Szczepan Faber (LinkedIn), Luke Daley, Etienne Studer
  • When? 6:00pm PT on November 15, 2016
  • Where? LinkedIn, 605 W. Maude, Sunnyvale,...

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