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Improving Android Build Performance:
We all know a fast build makes for a happy developer. Unfortunately, it’s easy for Android builds to get complex and slow. You’ve updated to the latest Android Plugin, but you're still waiting more than you like, what do you do?
Recent Gradle releases give you new capabilities to improve your build speed up to an order of magnitude. This session discusses how you can:
* Identify performance bottlenecks with build scans
* Fix common problems like slow configuration time, tasks running when they shouldn’t, and builds that don’t parallelize well
* Use new Gradle annotation processing features to enable incremental builds instead of full builds
Tony is a Senior Software Engineer at Gradle with focus on the integration of Android into Gradle Enterprise. He has worked with many large Android teams to improve their local and CI build times. Tony speaks regularly at conferences like Droidcon on Android and Gradle. He has extensive experience in Android development and has been a technical Android lead at Chess.com, Metova, and elsewhere.
About the Droids:
Each 3rd Tuesday of the month, we meet in Downtown Denver. From 5:30-6pm we will socialize and enjoy food and drinks. At 6 pm we will either have a presentation about a new/interesting Android topic, or we'll work on a group project. If you are a new or experienced Android developer or just someone that is curious about Android development, we hope you will join us and become a regular participant!