Stop, Gradle Time!

The Dutch Android User Group
Thu, Aug 22, 2019, 6:00 PM (CEST)

About this event

Another month, another meetup! This time we'll be visiting OpenWeb's office in Nieuwegein (near Utrecht) and learn about your favorite build system: Gradle!


Forging a Gradle plugin for Android.
Ever wondered how to build a Gradle plugin? Why even consider a Gradle plugin over logic in your build files? What about Android projects and testing the plugin? In this talk we will be casting a basic Gradle plugin, then we grind it to perfection with some more advanced techniques. Let’s get forging!

Rolf Smit, Android Developer @ Open Web, currently working for Ahold Delhaize (Albert Heijn app)


Fighting incremental times.
Let's talk about how to measure your build times, what contributes to the build times, how we can troubleshoot the easy things, how to speed up annotation processing, what is philosophy in the updating build dependencies to the latest and beyond all of these.

In this live session, I will take an open-source application and show some simple technics about how to make the incremental build faster.

Eugen Martynov @ Yolt

17:30 Doors open
18:00 Dinner
18:45 Introduction
19:00 Forging a Gradle plugin for Android
19:45 Break
20:00 Fighting incremental times
20:45 Drinks

Reaching OpenWeb by public transport:
Utrecht Central Train Station
From Utrecht Central train station, take bus 74 in the direction of Vianen via Jutphaas. Get off at Poort van Nieuwegein. From here, it's only a short walk to the building.

Reaching OpenWeb by car:
There is free parking, with lots of place for your car, directly in front of the building.

A12 from Den Haag/Arnhem
When you're on the A12, at the intersection Oudenrijn, follow the signs A2/E35 to 's-Hertogenbosch. On the highway A2 take exit 9 to N210 Nieuwegein. When you approach the Fletcher Hotel, turn left, and turn left again. You will see the fire departement on your left. When you pass the barriers, you have arrived.

A2 from Amsterdam/'s-Hertogenbosch
Take exit 9 to Nieuwegein and keep right. If you're coming from Utrecht, turn left as you approach the Fletcher Hotel. Turn left again. You will see the fire departement on your left. When you pass the barriers, you have arrived.

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Location Info:
Nevelgaarde 20G,
3436 ZZ Nieuwegein