DPE Newsletter | Aug-2023 Get your DPE best practice and insights fix, DevX according to MIT and JPMC, DPE Expert advice short videos, DPE events, DPE jobs, and more.


Important things to know about flaky tests, build rot, and remote work’s impact on local build times

Here are recent DPE best practice blogs, written by DPE Advocates on the Gradle team:

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Watch the first installment of short video interviews with DPE leaders: ‘DPE Expert DoubleShots’

Round up your ristretto! This quick, yet rich DoubleShot of DPE may stimulate your mind with insights and advice from DPE thought leaders:

  • Simona Bateman (5-min) - Bateman explains how FitBit, after being acquired by Google, benefits from a dedicated DPE team when dealing with challenges like flaky tests, inefficiencies with local development, and handling a monorepo at scale. 

  • Adam Rogal (4-min) - Rogal describes how DoorDash benefits from DPE practices, including establishing an internal developer portal to simplify and speed up access to developer productivity tooling, better utilizing build cache across their application landscape, and enabling smoother collaboration between teams.

Reminder: DPE Summit 2023 will take place Sep 20-21 in San Francisco. This year, JetBrains, Meta, Netflix, and Uber are both sponsoring and speaking—view the complete speaker lineup, learn more about the event, and register today.


Go to dpesummit.com


MIT Technology Review - Building a world-class platform for software engineers at JPMorgan Chase

This article from MIT and JPMorgan Chase reiterates the power of DPE as a fast-emerging trend in the world of software, focusing on JPMC's shift toward minimizing the cognitive load for engineers and proliferating their productivity practices.


Read why JPMC has chosen to focus on specific strategic imperatives like providing developers with a unified, self-service interface, taking a cloud-first and data-driven approach, and providing the capability to quickly detect and recover from failures.


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Gradle Enterprise expands build system footprint support to Bazel and sbt communities, plus wins award for innovation

Gradle Inc. has released Gradle Enterprise 2023.2, which for Bazel users provides general availability support for core Gradle Enterprise capabilities, including Build Scan®, Build Cache, and Build Failure Analytics. Gradle also shared that it has joined the Bazel Products Partner program. The new release also provides a beta version of Gradle Enterprise Build Scan for sbt builds, which developers can test-drive at scans.gradle.com.


Also in July, Gradle was named the Most Innovative Tech Company of 2023 as part of the 38th annual Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Awards.


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Don't miss these upcoming learning opportunities

August 8 - Online Training: Gradle Build Tool Configuration Organization

August 10 - Online Training: Gradle Enterprise for Developers

August 15 - Online Training: Gradle Enterprise for Productivity Engineers

August 16 - Online Training: Incremental Builds and Build Caching - EMEA 

August 17 - Online Training: Gradle Build Cache Deep Dive - EMEA

August 21-23 - Industry Event: SpringOne - Las Vegas, Nevada 

August 22 - Online Training: Android Apps with Gradle Build Tool - EMEA

August 24 - Webcast: Improving Developer Experience with Build Scans

August 29 - Online Training: Managing Test Failures and Flakiness with Gradle Enterprise

August 30 - Online Training: Maven Build Cache Deep Dive

August 31 - Webcast: Maintain Build Cache at Scale

September 11-14 - Industry Event: Scala Days - Madrid, Spain

September 13 - Industry Event: Swamp Up - San Jose, California

September 13-14 - Industry Event: DevOps World - New York, New York

September 14-15 - Industry Event: Droidcon - New York, New York 

September 20-21 - Gradle-Hosted Event: DPE Summit - San Francisco, California

September 22-24 - Industry Event: NFJS - Boston, Massachusetts 

September 27 - Industry Event: DevOpsWorld - Chicago, Illinois 

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


DPE Job Openings

The industry needs you. You might find your dream role among these job openings related to DPE, developer productivity, and platform engineering. 


NOTE: These links are live at the time of sending but are subject to change.