Welcome to the September Newsletter!
Quite an exciting a month of releases: Java 9, JUnit 5, and Gradle 4.2! The new Gradle release features parallel native compilation and linking, Google Cloud repos, upgraded Play framework support, Kotlin DSL v0.11, and of course wonderful performance enhancements!
The Gradle Enterprise team has been hard at work on the next big release, but in the meantime published patch releases for 2017.5 that contain fixes on both the build cache and build scans side; one-click upgrade recommended.
We are traveling the next couples month to share the latest Gradle goodness with you at these upcoming events:
- Oct 1-5: JavaOne, San Francisco — There are lots of Gradle sessions this year.
- Oct 10: Gradle Day, Munich — We’re teaming up with TNG Technology Consulting for an afternoon of talks, food, and networking.
- Nov 2-3: KotlinConf, San Francisco — Come for Hans Dockter’s talk, then stick around to get Kotlin DSL conversion advice from our engineers at the booth.
- Nov 28-Dec 1: G3 Summit, Austin — Learn about Apache Groovy, Grails, and Gradle from the folks who develop them. You can get $200 off with the promo code
Are you speaking about Gradle at a meetup or conference? We want to help you spread the love! Fill out this form and we’ll send out some swag with our appreciation.
Until next time!
—The Gradle Build Tool Team
From the Community
- Effective tool chain for Kotlin JS testing — Gaetan Zoritchak demonstrates how his data visualization library data2viz uses Gradle, kotlin-js, Yarn, Karma, and Mocha for automated browser testing.
- The Best of Two Worlds with Gradle Composite Builds — How to achieve the “perfect middle ground” between submodules and multi-projects.
- vertx-gradle-plugin — An opinionated Gradle plugin that simplifies building and running Vert.x applications.
apiin Android Gradle Plugin 3.0 — A wonderful, visual explanation of the new dependency configurations in the new Gradle Android Plugin.
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Upcoming Free Training
- Oct 11: Maximizing Developer Productivity with Gradle Enterprise
- Oct 24-27: Advanced Gradle Fundamentals for Java/JVM
- Nov 7-8: Introduction to Gradle
Featured Gradle Job
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