Speaker Details

Kyle Moore
Gradle Inc.

Kyle Moore is an experienced software engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry at a large scale.  At LinkedIn, Kyle was responsible for common functionality for builds of 15,000+ microservices and libraries. Kyle is a contributor to several open source projects including the Gosu language, Gradle build tool, Spotbugs and Cucumber.  Kyle recently joined the Gradle build tool team to lead the future in best practice software development.

The notion of developer productivity is a key issue in our increasingly computerised society. In this context, it seems coherent to apply the same software engineering practices to the build as to your applications and libraries.

The recent improvements of Gradle cover the technical aspect of the build but also recommendations and idioms for better builds.

We will see how the new features for JVM projects and dependency management allow you to model your projects and publish your libraries with richer metadata. Some examples:

  • Version catalogs,
  • Test suite modelling
  • And more

You will learn how to write idiomatic Gradle plugins by leveraging Gradle's programming model. You will also learn how to organise the build of your software whether you have a single repository or several repositories. The build logic will be reusable, based on conventions and with code quality and testing.

We will also see how the new Configuration Cache can speed up local development by starting the execution of tasks immediately. You will learn how it works and what constraints it imposes, in alignment with idiomatic recommendations.