Gradle: The Better Build Tool

With build systems, as with all else in Java land, we are spoiled for choice. We have been well served for many years by the mainstream tools: Ant and Maven, as well as a number of lesser-known and commercial build tools.

But there is a new kid on the block: a powerful, flexible, modern, ployglot build tool that really shines in today's complex software build environments.

This talk will introduce Gradle, give an overview of most of its basic features, a bunch of examples, discuss some best practices from experience with Gradle, and show a little bit about writing your own Gradle plugins.

Speaker: John Hurst

John Hurst (@skepticalhumor) is a Wellington Developer who started with Java in 1996. He develops mostly with Java/Groovy/Oracle at present. He has been using Gradle on a variety of projects for more than 3 years.

When

Wednesday, January 28: 5:00 for 5:15 - 6:30pm

Where

This meeting is hosted by:
EDMI NZ Ltd
1/181 Wakefield St
Wellington

The Java User Group thanks our host!

Date:
Wednesday, 28th.
January, 2015

Time:
5.00pm for 5:15 - 6:30pm

Venue:
This meeting is hosted by:
EDMI NZ Ltd
1/181 Wakefield St
Wellington