Gradle with Ketchup

GDG Columbus Android
Tue, Apr 23, 2019, 6:00 PM (EDT)

About this event

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Excited this month for David Lucas to talk to us about using the Ketchup DSL with Gradle.

***This month we will be meeting at a new location, Root! Be sure to take note of the updated venue map and how to find us section.***


Gradle is yet another build tool that leverages other frameworks like Ant and Maven. It expands the lifecycles and allows extensions. Join this session as we see how Ketchup was added to the the receipt (ok, Kotlin is a Polish Ketchup) to extend the script by adding things like static type checking and a cleaner Domain Specific Language (DSL). The attendee will leave knowing the latest features of Gradle, how it can improve building in a CI/CD environment, and how Kotlin can improve on the lifecycle by providing easy customizations.

Speaker Bio:

David Lucas is a software architect with over 25 years of experience in IT to include Fortune 500 companies. He has a diverse software engineering background covering satellite communications, financial processing, smart grid utilities, manufacturing, order entry systems, shipping automation, e-Commerce, insurance, performance, and security. David is a consultant that enjoys problem solving along with designing, implementing, and testing large-scale software solutions in Java by leveraging his knowledge in Spring and JEE standards as well as mentoring and training others in the art and science of software. He is currently seeking Kotlin in his daily routines. He is the owner of Lucas Software Engineering, Inc. and consults in the Columbus, Ohio area. He is often found working with Manifest Solutions and with their NextGen Boot Camp as a Master Craftsman. He has presented at local and national user groups and is a member of the ACM. He lives in Ohio with his wife and three children.

Extra Venue Notes:

Root is located at 80 E Rich St. (floor 4). If you park in the garage across the street (55 E Rich St.), Root can validate your parking for you. You can walk across the sky bridge on the 2nd floor of the garage or enter Root's building from the ground entrance off Rich St. The elevator on the left labeled "Work" will allow you to go up to floor 4. Once on the 4th floor, a Root representative will be there to guide you to where the meet-up is taking place.