Louis Jacomet | Devoxx

Devoxx Belgium 2018
from Monday 12 November to Friday 16 November 2018.

Louis Jacomet has been perfecting his knowledge of Java for more than 15 years. Always a developer at heart, his role evolved over the last years to include technical team leading, coaching and some management. In addition to the bits and bytes, Louis is interested in people management skills mandatory to create a productive project team. To complete the buzzword bingo, Louis is interested in agile practices for the visibility, communication and result orientation it promotes. After working remotely from Belgium for Terracotta, with a focus on Ehcache, Louis is now part of the Gradle build tool team.

See also https://plus.google.com/+LouisJacomet

Switching to Gradle: maturity, performance, and pleasure!

Deep Dive


You've heard about Gradle for a long time. Now you're curious, but don't know where to start. It is worth switching?

The objective of this session is to give you a strong introduction to Gradle, demonstrating that it's both a modern and mature build tool.

First and foremost: user interactions: any developer will have interaction with the build tool. We will show how to take advantage of the task based model of Gradle and how to get feedback from your builds as fast as possible.

We will then demonstrate the major advantages of Gradle:

  • Conventions and base plugins
  • Incrementality (tasks, builds)
  • Advanced configuration
  • Dependency management
  • IDE integration

Last but not least, we will show how to setup a distributed cache, which allows to dramatically reduce build durations, both on CI and locally!

After this session, you will have all the prerequisites to understand what Gradle can provide to you, how its model differs from other build tool, how to improve your build times, or simply improve the quality of your software by defining a build and release process with high quality standards.

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