Android build performance is top of mind for many Android developers. Over the last 6 months, we at Gradle focused on improving Gradle core performance where it is most relevant for Android builds. In parallel, the Google Android Studio team implemented substantial improvements when it comes to the performance of the Android Gradle plugin. In this meetup you will learn in-depth about all the improvements. Additionally you will see performance numbers for various projects that demonstrate the significance of those new features.
Every Android build will benefit from those improvements, but some more than others. Therefore we will also talk about how to structure and configure your Android builds to get the best results.
Hans Dockter is the founder and project lead of the Gradle build system and the CEO of Gradle Inc. a company that provides training, support and consulting for Gradle and all forms of enterprise software project automation in general. Hans is a thought leader in the field of project automation and has successfully been in charge of numerous large-scale enterprise builds. He is also an advocate of Domain Driven Design, having taught classes and delivered presentations on this topic together with Eric Evans. In the earlier days, Hans was also a committer for the JBoss project and founded the JBoss-IDE.