Improving Android Build Performance

Volker Leck

Senior Software Engineer


long-time Android Developer, now focussing on build tooling


We all know a fast build makes for a happy developer. Gradle has introduced new capabilities that can decrease build times considerably, but too often teams do not leverage their full potential. This talk will walk you through a structured approach of improving your build. We’ll discuss - the tools and techniques to measure build performance and identify bottlenecks - the different lifecycle stages of the build and common pitfalls for each of them - how to avoid unnecessary work at all stages of the build - tweaks and tips for the most popular libraries -recent improvements in Gradle as well as in the Android plugin and in the Kotlin plugin You’ll walk away with a solid foundation to speed up your build.

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