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Gradle Newsletter
January 2019

Welcome to the first newsletter of 2019.

The end of year holidays didn’t slow down development from the Gradle team. In fact, we have several exciting releases and news items to share with you.

In particular, this issue covers the releases of Gradle 5.1, Gradle Enterprise 2018.5, and an announcement that Apache Maven support is coming to Gradle Enterprise.

From the community

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Gradle 5.1

The Gradle team just released 5.1. This release features repository to dependency matching, production-ready configuration avoidance APIs, Gradle Kotlin DSL 1.1, and more.

For users interested in using the new version, read the release notes and the upgrading from Gradle 5.X guide to see how version 5.1 may affect your build.

Gradle Enterprise 2018.5

The recently released Gradle Enterprise 2018.5 includes individual user accounts, access control, and a way to identify changed input files with task inputs comparison.

To learn more about task inputs comparison, check out the Diagnosing build cache misses with Gradle Enterprise task inputs comparison tutorial.

The new access control mechanism allows for individual logins, permissions, and also integrates with AD, LDAP, and SAML 2.0 identity providers.

Apache Maven™ Support coming to Gradle Enterprise

We’re happy to announce that Gradle Enterprise will be adding build cache and build scans support for Maven builds.

Our mission has always been to support developer productivity. That means listening to users of all build tools and helping with their pain points too. Gradle, by design, will always have some features that Maven can’t support, so switching is still a good idea for many organizations.

However, it is a reality that many developers use a combination of Maven and Gradle or simply cannot switch to Gradle yet. Providing support for Maven in the Gradle Enterprise product helps solve the real pain these users face on a daily basis.

To learn more, register for the Jan 23rd webinar. Even if you can’t attend at that time, signing up means you will automatically be sent the link to the video when it becomes available.

The Developer Advocacy Team is Growing!

This month, we welcomed Andres Almiray to the Developer Advocacy team. Andres is known for being the lead of the Griffon project, lead of the Hackergarten initiative, author of several Gradle plugins, Java Champion, and true believer of Open Source. He looks forward to helping you attain build happiness and better developer productivity.

New Content from Gradle

Video Resources

The following videos are available on the Gradle online training page:

Upcoming Events

Job opportunities

Gradle Inc. continues to grow. Will you help us shape the future of software automation? We’re currently looking for:

The details of these and other open positions available at

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Until next time!

The Gradle Team


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