Nobody really knows when, why or how build scripts inevitably end up as a huge mess. Nor why there’s always just the one person on the team knows how not to break it (You know, the build guy). The only thing we can be sure about is that at one time or another everyone has or is experiencing it with their projects.
We’ve already heard how you can keep your app architecture clean with various MV* patterns, but it’s all too easy to neglect your build files. Is there anything that can be done to keep Gradle build files clean? Of course there is!
In this session we’ll look at various ways that we can structure our Gradle build files to clean them up and future proof their tidyness. You will also learn how to write custom Gradle plugins and finally tame those crazy complex projects.