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Gradle Newsletter
January 2020

Welcome to the January 2020 newsletter.

2019 was a big year for Gradle from adding Maven support to Gradle Enterprise to Gradle 6.0 and an updated logo. We can’t wait to see what new exciting announcements 2020 brings.

This first newsletter of the new decade includes Gradle Enterprise 2019.5, Identifying and analyzing flaky tests, Improving CI performance by optimizing builds, and a blog post about Gradle’s capabilities feature.

As a reminder, starting January 15, all Gradle Services are switching to HTTPS-only. Read the Decommissioning HTTP for Gradle Services blog post to find out if you will be affected and how to prepare.

What’s new in Gradle 6

Gradle 6 is a breakthrough release in terms of dependency management. To explain the new features, the dependency management team has released two new blog posts in their series:

In addition to all of the dependency management goodness, all of the new features in Gradle 6 have been summarized in this “What’s New in Gradle 6.0” page.

Track down Flaky Tests with Gradle Enterprise 2019.5

Gradle Enterprise 2019.5 is out.

Flaky test identification and analysis are included in this monumental release. Check out the Identifying and analyzing flaky tests blog post to learn more or attend our January 27th webinar Goodbye flaky tests about how to prevent non-deterministic tests from ruining your Maven and Gradle test builds.

Gradle Enterprise plugin version 3.1.1 and Maven Gradle Enterprise Extension version 1.3.3 were also released. Upgrade now to take advantage of these new features.

Gradle is hiring a Developer Advocate

Do you have a knack for technical writing and an interest in improving the Gradle build tool user experience? Then you might be a good fit for our open Developer Advocate position.

The ideal candidate will have excellent English writing skills (links to samples and writing portfolios welcome), experience using Gradle and/or Maven, and a passion for helping Gradle users. Spend some time writing a cover letter and then submit an application.

Online Training

If you are looking to level up your Gradle and/or Maven skills, Gradle offers intro and advanced online training. Events are winding down for the end of the year, but you can always check out the available classes at Some of the courses coming in the new year include:

  • February 3-5: JFokus Stockholm, Sweden
  • February 19-21: DevNexus Atlanta, GA, USA

Conference Talks & Meetups

Job opportunities

The Gradle Inc. engineering team continues to grow. We’re currently looking for:

The details of these and other open positions are available at

If you have some news you’d like us to share in the next issue, use #gradle on Twitter or send us an email with the details to

Until next time!

The Gradle Team


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