Developer Productivity Engineering

Developer Productivity Engineering (DPE) is a software development practice used by leading software development organizations to maximize developer productivity and happiness.


Developer Productivity Engineering Overview

  • As its name implies, DPE takes an engineering approach to improving developer productivity. As such, it relies on automation, actionable data, and acceleration technologies to deliver measurable outcomes like faster feedback cycles and reduced mean-time-to-resolution (MTTR) for build and test failures. As a result, DPE has quickly become a proven practice that delivers a hard ROI with little resistance to product acceptance and usage.
  • Organizations successfully apply the practice of DPE to achieve their strategic business objectives such as reducing time to market, increasing product and service quality, minimizing operational costs, and recruiting and retaining talent by investing in developer happiness and providing a highly satisfying developer experience. DPE accomplishes this with processes and tools that gracefully scale to accommodate ever-growing codebases.
  • Gradle is pioneering the practice of DPE and Gradle Enterprise serves as the key enabling technology and solution platform.

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Developer Productivity Engineering Practical Benefits


Cut average build & test feedback cycle times from 50-90%


Decrease build and test failure time to resolution by over two-thirds


Get 100% visibility to data needed to reduce build, test and CI failures and avoid performance regressions

79% of surveyed IT organizations agree that Developer Productivity Engineering will become a de facto industry-standard software practice much like Agile and DevOps.

Source: TechValidate survey of 24 users of Gradle Enterprise | Published: Dec. 8, 2021 | TVID: E39-102-659

Developer Productivity Engineering Solution Framework