“One of the philosophies that I like to follow when creating a build file for Gradle is that what you see in a build file is how your project deviates from the conventions.” What are the best practices with Gradle plugins? Should Groovy code be in the build files? Why bother with open source? We […]

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“Avoid exposing unnecessary complexity to developers… [whilst] still deeply understanding their requirements.” Founder of Gradle and the CEO of Gradle Inc Hans Dockter talked to us about how medium and large projects can use Gradle to scale their build infrastructure. We asked what is means to scale build infrastructure, how Gradle enables this and where Gradle […]

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One of the major system development problems has always been how and when we will update the database. When a database schema change happens in the development environment, some questions appear: Were scripts for the DB changes created? Where should they be saved? When should we apply these changes? Have the changes already been implemented? How […]

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Software developers are not particularly keen on maintaining build scripts. Sure, they will do their part in making things work and they’ll even have a go at optimizing the most necessary parts. But they prefer to spend their time writing production code using a ‘real language’, because they feel it better supports their desire for […]

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Most developers prefer to spend their time writing code instead of performing build script maintenance. Build scripting may be an essential part of the software development process. However it often lacks maintainability which makes applying and deploying changes a tedious job. So it’s important to make sure your build system encourages simplicity and that changes […]

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Schalk Cronjé talks to Voxxed about his work writing plugins for Gradle. We also discuss the events that shook the Groovy community earlier this year when the language moved across to the Apache Foundation. Filmed at Devoxx MA 2015.

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Gradler Rene Groeschke took some time out at Devoxx MA 2015 to chat to Voxxed. In this interview, we talk about building Android apps with Gradle, what’s new in the technology, and what’s in the pipeline. Filmed at Devoxx MA 2015.

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Love it or hate it (and a lot of people seem to hate it), Maven is a widely used tool – with 64% of Java developers applying it at some point (source – Java Tools and Technologies Landscape for 2014). Most experienced developers have already had their share of Maven headaches. Usually in the hard […]

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By Ron More working, useful code has been written in the Java programming language than in any other in history, with the possible exceptions of C and COBOL. When Java was released almost 20 years ago, it took the software world by storm. It was a simpler, safer, alternative to C++, and some time later its […]

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Unless you’ve been living  in a remote crofting shack, locked off from all civilisation (AKA Twitter), you’ll have probably heard the news that Pivotal is dropping sponsorship for Groovy from March 31st. Whilst this is the sort of issue that would make any JVM users stop in their tracks, in the daily grind, code still […]

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