Gradle: hot or not?

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Maven has been the preferred build tool of many Java based projects for years however times are a-changing, there’s a new build tool in town and it promises to speed up build times, deliver build consistency, easier CI setup, extensibility and more. This tool is Gradle. Prominent open source projects have switched to Gradle already; organizations around the world are evaluating it too or made the switch already. So what makes Gradle tick? Join us to figure out the details! After all, it’s not a “should I change to Gradle” question, rather “_when_ should I change to Gradle”.

Speaker: Andres Almiray

Andres is a Java/Groovy developer and a Java Champion with more than 16 years of experience in software design and development. He has been involved in web and desktop application development since the early days of Java. Andres is a true believer in open source and has participated on popular projects like Groovy, Griffon, and DbUnit, as well as starting his own projects (Json-lib, EZMorph, GraphicsBuilder, JideBuilder). Founding member of the Griffon framework and Hackergarten community event. Andres maintains a blog at

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