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Gradle partners with GitHub on supply chain security

Gradle is happy to announce a technical partnership with GitHub focusing on multiple areas, starting with supply chain security and developer experience. With this partnership, we establish a direct connection between organizations and plan to cooperate on integrations between GitHub and Gradle to promote best security practices among Gradle users.



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HiveMQ’s Mission-Critical Software Testing Process Relies on Develocity to Minimize Feedback Cycles without Compromising Quality

HiveMQ started their deployment of Develocity in August 2022 and has seen multiple benefits for its mission-critical testing process. We caught up with Silvio Giebl, senior software engineer on the Platform Team, and Georg Held, director of product development, to get the low down on their experience and results to date.



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Develocity Year-in-Review 2023

As another eventful year at Gradle draws to a close, the team behind Develocity is reflecting on the biggest changes and the greatest wins of 2023. Some things look different going into the new year—not least of all our new product name!—but our commitment to being the leading platform for improving developer productivity at scale remains unchanged. In case you missed some of the more noteworthy milestones, read on for a recap of this year’s most exciting developments.



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Develocity Global Implementation Best Practice

Connecting hundreds or thousands of projects to Develocity (formerly Gradle Enterprise) for the first time can be challenging. The canonical way requires modifying the existing build configuration settings, which is not easily done at scale. This document explains how to use OpenRewrite from Moderne to create pull requests that will update all repositories at once.



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Apache Software Foundation Standardizes on Gradle Develocity to Improve Developer Productivity & Experience

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) and Gradle Inc. announced last week that Gradle has entered into a collaboration with the Foundation as a Targeted Platinum Sponsor. This involves Gradle providing a free instance of Develocity (formerly Gradle Enterprise) that runs as a shared ASF infrastructure service available for use by all Apache projects and contributors. Gradle aims to scale Develocity build and test performance acceleration and failure analytics benefits across the ASF community of 320 active open-source software projects. 



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New Features in Develocity 2023.3 Focus on Enterprise Scalability and Mission Criticality

As Develocity continues to scale its footprint in large deployments, enterprise expectations in areas like high availability and security continue to rise. We are pleased to introduce the newest release of Develocity 2023.3, bringing streamlined project management with project-level access control, additional cloud integration capabilities, highly available build caching, and more. Let’s delve into the new features awaiting you.



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Top 3 Developer Productivity Engineering Metrics Provided by Develocity

Developer Productivity Engineering (DPE) is a practice for improving developer productivity leveraging technologies—rather than exclusively relying on traditional management best practices. This includes foremost analytic technologies for observing and collecting the many metrics and indicators of the overall health of your toolchain in terms of speed and reliability. Develocity captures, records, and presents these metrics. We wanted to learn which of these metrics are the most important, so we asked our users!



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Streamlining Build System Upgrades and Migrations with Develocity Build Insights

In the world of software deployment, three things are certain: death, taxes, and build tool migrations. Whether it’s upgrading from Gradle 7 to 8, or moving from Maven to Gradle or back, these migrations are both essential and complex. The success of planning, implementation, and post-migration management is heavily dependent upon the quality and presentation of toolchain data available to teams before, during, and after the migration. Develocity provides a wealth of mechanisms and dashboards—as well as an Enterprise API—for collecting and presenting data essential to successful build tool migration efforts.



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