Welcome to the September 2020 Gradle Build Tool newsletter.
This issue covers news from the community including a new major release of the Kotlin programming language and a heads-up about the upcoming Gradle release.
From the Community
- How do I setup GitHub Actions for my Gradle or Android project? - demonstrates how to use GitHub Actions with Gradle for Continuous Integration
- Gradle daemon with multi-module Spring project - shows how to run multiple Spring Boot apps with a single Gradle daemon using parallel execution
- Google Java container tech gets extension framework - discusses the new customization capabilities available in Google’s Jib for Gradle and Maven plugins
- Kotlin DSL: Gradle scripts in Android made easy - shares the author’s experience migrating a Gradle build from Groovy to Kotlin DSL
- Reducing my Gradle plugin’s impact on configuration time: A journey - describes the investigation and reduction of configuration time in the dependency-analysis-plugin
- dependency-tree-diff - a new tool for comparing Gradle’s
Upcoming Gradle Releases
Gradle 6.7 Release Candidate
Gradle 6.7 is currently in the release candidate stage and will include a number of major improvements. As of this release, the file system watching that makes incremental builds faster will be ready for production use. This release will also introduce Java toolchain support that makes it much easier to build JVM projects using a different version of Java than the one Gradle is running on. Stay tuned!
Kotlin 1.4.0 has been released. The focus of this release is the performance and quality of Kotlin and its tooling. See the official blog post for details.
- Sep 30 9:00 am PT (2.5 hours): Hands-On Workshop: Introduction to Developer Productivity Engineering
- Oct 8 2:30 am CEST (40 minutes): .droidcon EMEA: Experiments for your Android builds driven by Gradle Profiler
- Oct 14 9:00 am PT (3.5 hours): Hands-On Workshop: Gradle Build Cache Deep Dive
- Nov 10 9:00 am PT (2.5 hours): Hands-On Workshop: Introduction to Developer Productivity Engineering
- Nov 17-18 8:300 am PT (4 hours each day): Training: Introduction to Gradle
See the Gradle Training webpage for an up-to-date list of all upcoming educational and training events.
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Until next time!
—The Gradle Build Tool Team