One of the most powerful features of Gradle Enterprise is its remote build cache. It allows teams to share the benefits of caching, even for local builds. If your teammate has recently built some code, and that code hasn’t changed, there’s no reason to rebuild it.
At DroidCon London 2021, John Rodriguez from Square and Rooz Mohazzabi from Gradle talked about how the Cash App team realized significant performance benefits from remote build caching. Across their distributed team, however, not everyone got the same benefits at first. Read on to see how Cash App set up their remote build cache to make everyone more efficient. (Note: Square is now Block, Inc., a publicly traded company listed on the New York Stock Exchange.)
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