Welcome to the June 2021 Gradle Build Tool newsletter.
This issue covers news from the community and the new release of Gradle Build Tool and Gradle Enterprise.
From the Community
- Actual Footage of Different Kinds of Gradle Configurations - explains Gradle’s dependency configurations
- A Crash Course in Classpaths: Run! - explains classpaths in the context of compiling and running JVM and Android apps
- A Problem Was Found with the Configuration of the Gradle 7 Task - explains how to fix potential plugin compatibility issues with Gradle 7
- Turbocharging your Android Gradle Builds Using the Build Cache - demonstrates how to configure and use Gradle build cache
- Using Gradle Enterprise to Detect Configuration Regressions in an Android Gradle Build - describes how to monitor build performance with Gradle Enterprise
- Gradle Dependency License Validation - introduces the licensee plugin for validating licenses of external dependencies and how it’s used at CashApp
Tutorials and guides
- Working with Gradle - explains how to work with Gradle in Intellij IDEA (from JetBrains)
- The Developers’ Bakery #12 - discusses refreshVersions Gradle plugin for keeping external dependencies up-to-date
Gradle 7.1 release makes Java compilation faster including making the first compilation after fetching from the build cache incremental. This release also makes it easier to configure Groovy, Scala and Antlr sourcesets in Kotlin DSL. See release notes for details.
Gradle Enterprise 2021.2
Gradle Enterprise 2021.2 makes auto scaling Test Distribution agents much more convenient, captures and visualizes test logging output for Maven builds, identifies the task critical path for Gradle builds, and more. See release notes for details.
Kotlin 1.5.20 brings several performance improvements for Gradle users including parallel execution of Kotlin compilation tasks without an additional flag, faster IDE sync of Kotlin projects, and faster kapt in certain cases. Kotlin/JS is now also compatible with Gradle’s configuration cache. See release notes and full list of closed issues for details.
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Until next time!
—The Gradle Build Tool Team