Gradle announced a milestone version 3.0 release of their polyglot build tool that offers Gradle Cloud Services, an improved Gradle Daemon, improved IDE support, and initial support for Java 9.
Today, ZeroTurnaround's RebelLabs released their biannual developer productivity report, which asked over 2000 respondents what their tools of the trade were. InfoQ has been given access to the report and summarises its findings.
Gradle 2.5 has been announced this month including a number of incubating features, such as Continuous Builds, Dependency Substitution Rules, Progress Events, Google Tests, and others.
The Grails team released Grails 3.0, a complete rewrite of the popular MVC framework now based on Spring Boot. Grails 3.0 contains a number of new features including Groovy 2.4 and Android support, Spring 4.1, and Gradle replacing the old Gant-build system.
In response to cloud vendor Pivotal pulling support for the Groovy/Grails project, Groovy head Guillaume Laforge has joined open source API platform Restlet to lead API development tools. InfoQ spoke to Laforge about Restlet, Groovy, and his new responsibilities.
Six months ago, the Gerrit project started moving towards a Buck-based build system from the existing Maven build. With the 2.8 stream, Buck has become the default build. At EclipseCon, Shawn Pearce explained why the switch makes sense, and a little bit more about the build system itself. Read on to find out more about Buck and its advantages over Maven.