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Analyzing unstable and slow tests using Gradle Enterprise

Testing takes the overwhelming majority of time during software builds. A single test can waste countless hours of building time — a single failure may cause an entire CI pipeline to have to be re-run. Ugh.

In this post, I will show you how to identify slow and unstable tests using the new Tests Dashboard in Gradle Enterprise 2019.4 for Gradle and Maven builds. The dashboard visualizes test results across many builds for tests executed by Gradle’s built-in Test task and Maven’s SureFire plugin.



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The cost of downloading dependencies

Although ephemeral builds can be nice to test changes in isolation, there are trade-offs for doing so. One of those trade-offs is dependency download times.

In Gradle Enterprise 2019.3, the dependency download metrics in the performance and trends dashboards can be used to look at dependency download times and debug issues. For example, let’s look at the dependency download times for the Gradle project itself for all builds run in the last four weeks.



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Developer Productivity Engineering

In this webinar, Hans Dockter, CEO & Founder of Gradle, talked about the emerging practice of developer productivity engineering, a discipline of using data to improve essential development processes from build/test to CI/CD.



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Fixing broken builds using Gradle Enterprise

Have you ever had an infrastructure failure break your build, or perhaps been forced to stop working in order to fix broken build configuration? Changes to development infrastructure often happen unbeknownst to the engineers it serves. Many problems go unreported, but chip away at our productivity much more than we realize. It is important to identify and stop non-verification failures (those not caused by routine development, such as compile and test failures) before they disrupt your organization. To combat this, we are pleased to introduce new failure analysis tools.



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Top Android Build Issues

Android builds can be complex and challenging to optimize, yet Android teams usually have the fewest resources to work on the build. In this webinar, Jason Schroeder from Salesforce and Rooz Mohazzabi from Gradle discuss top Android build issues an how to solve them.



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