A lot has changed for Gradle since version 4.0 was released in mid-2017.
Gradle 5.0 is much faster and more memory efficient than previous versions of Gradle, has better tools to inspect and manage transitive dependencies, and can provide the IDE assistance you’d always hoped and expected through a new Kotlin DSL.
This 1-hour webcast demonstrates 4 key themes of Gradle 5.0:
- What Gradle’s Kotlin DSL does and who should adopt it
- How to take full advantage of incremental compilation and annotation processing
- Why unexpected dependency version X was selected and how to fix it
- What new task APIs are available in Gradle 5.0
If you prefer just the info, check out this page on the highlights of Gradle 5.0 and recent releases.