droidconIN 2016

The sixth edition of droidconIN

Gradle Hacks for Android

Submitted by Aviral Dasgupta (@aviraldg) on Wednesday, 10 August 2016

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Technical level

Intermediate

Section

Full talk (40 minutes)

Status

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Abstract

Gradle is an often-ignored, but important part of Android development. In this talk, targeted at most practicing Android developers, I’ll highlight a few specific, great ways in which they can use Gradle to enhance their productivity, declutter their projects and enhance their build and deploy processes.

Outline

  • Quick Gradle refresher
  • Automating common tasks with Gradle scripts
  • Automatic deployments with Gradle (and the gradle-play-publisher plugin)
  • Writing a simple Gradle plugin
  • Writing a Gradle plugin for code modification/generation
  • Publishing an Android library or Gradle plugin

Requirements

  • Basic knowledege of Android development
  • Some knowledge about Gradle

Speaker bio

I’m a full stack developer and I’ve been consulting for startups for the past 5-6 years. I love open-source software and culture and have contributed to a couple of open-source Android projects, including various OpenIntents applications and the Vector.im client. A two-time Google Code-in Grand Prize Winner, I am currently the lead developer at Sizzle Labs Pvt. Ltd and am working with Matrix.org as a Google Summer of Code student.

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