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On Library Dependencies and API Evolution

·8 mins
As maintainer for publicly available libraries one sometimes has to answer feature requests or handle feedback about missing features of the library.


Gradle-Docker-Plugin and Docker-Client available

·2 mins
In line with our deployment pipeline written in Gradle and using Docker, we currently use Groovy’s process execution methods to talk with a command line Docker client.

Gradle Summit 2014

·1 min
Great news: I’m going to speak at the Gradle Summit 2014 in Santa Clara.

ProvidedCompile and Compile Dependencies with Gradle

·2 mins
When using the Gradle war plugin you’re enabled to declare providedCompile dependencies to tell the compiler to include those dependencies in the compile classpath, but to not make Gradle include them in the packaged .


Using Compiler Arguments with Gradle

·1 min
Just in case you’re searching for a way to use multiple compiler arguments in your Gradle builds, have a look at this snippet:

Gradle Debian plugin

·1 min
A new Gradle plugin for creating Debian compatible packages (.