Expert Takes

Next DevProdEng Lowdown feature Meta (Facebook)

Meta (formerly Facebook) may be solving the hardest software productivity problem in the world today. The company operates at “human scale,” with the Facebook app alone serving 2.9B active monthly users. In addition to building all of their own release tools, Meta manages all the code from its most well-known apps—Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, and Portal— from one massive monorepo. In this DevProdEng Lowdown webcast we chat with Adam McCormick from Meta’s FARE team (Facebook Mobile Apps Reliability Engineering) to get the lowdown on how Facebook does Developer Productivity Engineering. This webcast event will take place on Thursday, March 17th (10am PST | 1pm EST | 6pm GMT | 7pm CET).

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Testcontainers, OpenRewrite, Micronaut latest OSS projects to get revved up by Gradle Enterprise

Gradle Enterprise continues to solidify its position as the de facto standard source of build and test data analytics and acceleration technologies for both Gradle and Maven builds. Spring, JetBrains (Kotlin), JUnit 5, and not surprisingly, Gradle Build Tool, are just some of the OSS projects that rely on Gradle Enterprise to improve build and test feedback cycle times and make troubleshooting more efficient by combining root cause analysis data with failure analytics. Most recently Testcontainers, OpenRewrite and Micronaut joined the movement. Gradle is proud to support these key open source projects with a free instance of Gradle Enterprise to optimize developer productivity and the developer experience. You can see the complete roster of OSS projects here and access their public instances of Gradle Enterprise to see the Build Scan™ reports and analytic dashboards in action.


Leverage the DPE Learning Center if you are not already!

If you haven’t already checked out the Developer Productivity Engineering Learning Center, we encourage you to do so. The goal is to provide a world-class experience for those who want to learn more about DPE and get answers to questions efficiently. In addition to “Quick Links'' to our most popular content, assets can be filtered by learning objective, journey phase, and key topics. Bookmark this page and start exploring our DPE resources now.

Upcoming Featured Event - LAST CALL

Spend some quality time with a DPE industry expert

Our next Introduction to Developer Productivity Engineering online workshop will take place on March 4, 9:00 am - 11:30 am PT. In this hands-on online educational event with labs, DPE guru, Raju Gandhi, will demonstrate DPE best practices and tools in action—using examples from Java projects that rely on Maven or the Gradle Build Tool. In this workshop you will learn how to:

  • Accelerate debugging and root cause analysis time in half leveraging Build Scans.
  • Achieve up to 90% reductions in local and remote build times using Build Cache and Test Distribution.
  • Avoid performance regressions, continuously improve toolchain reliability, and better manage flaky tests with build performance and build failure analytics.

More Upcoming Events

Don’t Miss these Opportunities to Learn More

March 4, 9:00 am PST (2.5 hours): Online Workshop - Introduction to Developer Productivity Engineering
March 7, 9:00 am PST (3 hours): Online Training - Gradle Build Cache Deep Dive
March 8-9, 8:30 am PST (4 hours / day): Online Training - Introduction to Gradle Build Tool
March 15, 9:00 am PST (3 hours): Online Training - Maven Build Cache Deep Dive
March 17, 10am PST (1 hour): DPE Lowdown - How Meta Does Developer Productivity Engineering
April 8, 9am CST (3 hours): In-Person Workshop - Introduction to Developer Productivity Engineering @ NFJS Dallas
April 12, 9am EST (7 hours): In-Person Workshop - All Day Developer Productivity Engineering @ DevNexus Atlanta
April 26, 9:20am CET (30min): In-Person Expert Talk - Developer Productivity Engineering The Next Big Thing by Justin Reock @ DevOpsDays Aarhus
April 29, 9 am EST (3 hours): In-Person Workshop - Introduction to Developer Productivity Engineering @ NFJS Columbus
Visit our website here for the complete schedule of upcoming training and industry events.

Until next time!

The Gradle Team


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