Speakers and Sessions Added to DPE Summit 2022, Nov. 2-3 in San Francisco

The Developer Productivity Engineering Summit 2022: Next Practices for Transforming the Developer Experience continues to expand its roster of speakers and sessions. This two-day, two-track event will bring together thought leaders in developer productivity from some of the world’s most influential brands. Here’s a quick update on our speakers and sessions:

  • Airbnb Developer Productivity Wins: Janusz Kudelka, Airbnb
  • Continuous Deployment Pains at Fitbit: Simona Bateman, Google
  • Building in the Cloud with Remote Development: Shivani Pai Kasturi & Swati Gambhir, LinkedIn
  • Descriptive to Prescriptive Analytics and Beyond for Developer Productivity: Grant Jenks & Shailesh Jannu, LinkedIn
  • A More Integrated Build and CI to Accelerate Builds at Netflix: Aubrey Chipman & Roberto Peres Alcolea, Netflix
  • Code Health Score: How Slack Tracks and Manages Code Tech Debt at Scale: Valera Zakharov, Slack
  • Isolated Development: Ralf Wondratschek, Square
  • Mobile Developer Productivity at Scale: Ty Smith, Uber
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Establish Platform Engineering Teams to Improve Developer Experience Continuously 

According to “A Software Engineering Leader’s Guide to Improving Developer Experience,” published Aug. 9 by Gartner’s Mark O'Neill, “We increasingly find platform engineering teams being entrusted with the task of improving developer experience across multiple product teams. These teams curate a minimum viable set of tools needed to build an internal, self-service development platform that product teams need to streamline development and delivery workflows. The platform team serves developer needs by managing the platform as a product with a goal of improving developer experience and effectiveness through continuous developer feedback.” 

Gradle has also observed this trend of establishing platform engineering teams to build developers’ platforms, which include a curated set of tools such as IDEs, build tools, and, increasingly, DPE capabilities. For example, in a popular DevProdEng Lowdown we spoke to Danny Thomas at Netflix, who has integrated Gradle Enterprise into the company’s developer platform.

Expert TakeS

How Google Troubleshoots Build and Test Failures Faster in their GitHub Actions CI Environment 

Earlier this year, Google software developer and AndroidX team member Aurimas Liutikas joined our DPE Lowdown webcast. He talked about how Gradle Enterprise has helped Google troubleshoot build and test failures faster in their GitHub Actions CI environment. Since then, we’ve heard from many companies that already use or plan to adopt GitHub Actions as their CI solution. They want to understand how Gradle Build Tool and Gradle Enterprise fit into the CI build experience. In a recent blog post, Aurimas discusses the official Gradle Build GitHub action that the AndroidX team uses to integrate with Gradle Enterprise, plus some of the build troubleshooting best practices Aurimas shared in his earlier talk.


On-Demand DevProdEng Showdown - Wall Street Edition Focuses on DPE at Massive Scale

What can you learn from how large banks with some of the biggest software projects and code bases handle developer productivity engineering and experience for 5K+ developers in a heavily regulated industry with significant legacy code? So, we set up a Showdown to find out. 

DevProdEng Showdown is a series of live-streamed 30-minute events where distinguished experts debate hot topics related to Developer Productivity Engineering and software engineering at scale in a rapid-fire game show-like format. In this recent Wall Street Edition, all-star panelists included Ankhuri Dubey of Goldman Sachs, Robert Keith of JP Morgan Chase, Eric Wasserman of Morgan Stanley, and Levi Geinert of US Bank. When asked about the best hacks to speed up new developer onboarding time, by audience vote Ankhuri gave the winning response. She noted that Goldman Sachs first gives new developers a simple problem, so their focus is not on solving it but on understanding the ecosystem. On the back of that first task, capturing actionable feedback and tracking the developer’s execution provides precious initial feedback. Find out how our other experts responded to this question and others including:

  • What to do when you’re “blocked” by process
  • How to address dependency management in the software supply chain 
  • How best to manage and monitor distributed applications


Test Distribution– It’s Easier Than You Think 

Gradle recently unveiled a new explainer video on Test Distribution (TD) which we think you will find both informative and entertaining. TD is one of four performance acceleration technologies available in Gradle Enterprise; the others are Build Cache, Predictive Test Selection, and Performance Continuity.

TD uses your build history to estimate how long each test will take; then, it distributes the tests across multiple agents, making testing as fast as possible. TD ensures that each agent meets the software requirements of its tests. Plus, it gathers all the test results, including elements like JaCoCo data, in a single place, so it's easy to see what exactly went wrong (or right) during testing.

Those features, and more, are explained with a comprehensive product demo video featuring detailed animations that include spinning clocks, moonwalking turtles, flying test results, racing rabbits, dancing rectangles, and a very happy squirrel.

More Upcoming Events

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September 14, 12:00 p.m. ET (3 hours): Gradle Build Cache Deep Dive Training

Visit our website for the complete schedule of upcoming training and industry events.

Until next time!

The Gradle Enterprise Team


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