This talk from the father of Gradle introduces you to the powerful concepts of Gradle through many real-world examples that are demonstrated live: advantages of declarative over imperative build systems, convention over configuration without rigidity, task definitions and dependencies, the benefits of plugins, deep multi-project support, runtime optimizations through partial builds, harvesting existing functionality through Ant and Maven integration, build migration and upcoming advanced enterprise features like parallel and distributed builds.
Hans Dockter demonstrates some of the innovative goodies that come with Gradle out-of-the-box, like smart incremental builds, the Gradle Daemon, the Gradle Wrapper and also shows many of the new features like Eclipse integration, Sonar integration, C/C++ support and the new advanced repository cache management.
By the end of the presentation, you understand how Gradle helps to elegantly solve the challenges that we face in our daily enterprise builds.
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GROOVY & GRAILS EXCHANGE 2012
Skills Matter is happy to announce the 6th annual Groovy & Grails eXchange on Dec 12-13th 2012
. Join us for 2 days of talks, open-space discussions and brainstorming with core committers and leading experts, including Guillaume LaForge, Graeme Rocher, Peter Ledbrook and may others, to learn and share the latest innovative ideas, best tools and practices for enterprise web
development with Groovy and Grails.
Hans Dockter's Core Gradle
In this intensive and highly practical 3-day Gradle course, you will become familiar with all major concepts of Gradle and how to best use Gradle for simple as well as complex build scenarios. This course is packed with hands-on exercises. You
will learn about the basic language elements of the Gradle Domain Specific Language (DSL), how to use Gradle's build-by-convention for plain Java and Java web projects, and how to use the Gradle plugin system. You will find out how easy it is to customize your build. You will learn about Gradle's mighty dependency management. This 3-day Gradle course has been developed by Gradle’s founder and Project lead Hans Dockter. Find out more here
Mark Murphy's Intro to Android for Busy Coders course
Come join this Android training course, if you need to get a firm foundation for your Android application development efforts. In this Android course, you will learn the basics of getting Android applications and user interfaces up and running, including such tricky bits as dealing with background threads, screen rotations, and database access. Upon completion, you will be able to use Android to construct a simple GUI, backed by a database and user preference file, containing multiple screens (activities). Find out more
Dierk Koenig's Practical Groovy for Developers
Join this workshop to get proficient with Groovy, Java's dynamic friend.
Groovy has become the de-facto standard for dynamic programming on the Java platform. This workshop introduces you to Groovy and its areas of applicability with real-world examples.
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Dierk Koenig's Practical Grails for Developers
Join Dierk and learn how to build industrial-strength web applications for the JVM. Grails is the rising web application platform for the Java Enterprise Edition. This tutorial introduces application development with Grails by real-world examples.We start with basic, database-oriented web applications that we extend and finish in the course of the workshop – following the best practices that make real Grails projects successful. Our code will be mainly in Groovy, optionally enriched with Java. Grails gives us a seamless integration between both together with sophisticated IDE support.
Find out more here
ABOUT HANS DOCKTER
Hans Dockter is the founder and project lead of the Gradle build system and the CEO of Gradleware Inc, a company that provides training, support and consulting for Gradle and all forms of enterprise software project automation in general.
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ABOUT THE GGUG
The Groovy & Grails User Group was founded in 2007, a few months prior to the first Groovy & Grails eXchange.
The Groovy & Grails UG aims to meet once every month or so, providing an opportunity for Groovy & Grails experts, programmers and enthusiasts to learn, meet and discuss.
The Groovy & Grails UG (UK) also discusses events and ideas on the G&G UG (UK) LinkedIN Group
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PODCAST ENTERPRISE GRADLE
This session took part at the Groovy & Grails eXchange 2011. You can view the other 35 podcasts here.