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Lightning fast Android builds with Gradle + Buck

Exchange Hub 4:50pm

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Gradle is the typical build system of choice for android development, but it's performance tends to degrade as code bases become more complex. There exist alternate build systems like Buck (built by Facebook) that can build significantly faster than Gradle for Android, but they can be hard to migrate to and maintain. What if it is possible to have both the simplicity of expressing build logic in Gradle and also the fast build speeds of Buck? In this talk, Gautam will go over the open source OkBuck Gradle plugin and how it can help improve your android build speeds without having to learn and maintain a new build system.

Gautam Korlam, Uber

I lead the Android Developer Experience Team at Uber. I am very passionate about tooling, infrastructure and build systems for building android apps at scale.