Speaker Details

Etienne Studer

Gradle Inc.

Etienne is leading the Gradle Enterprise Engineering Team since 2015. He is highly involved in product direction and customer experience. Etienne has worked as CTO, Engineering Manager, and Senior Software Architect. He has a wide range of experience in developing mission-critical applications that run successfully in production. As part of his work, he focusses on customer satisfaction, high-quality deliverables, agile development process, and efficient teamwork.

Developer Productivity Engineering – The Next Big Thing in Software Development

Over the last decade, DevOps has emerged as an influential business philosophy and practice, helping businesses drive high quality software to market faster. DevOps focuses on the elimination of bottlenecks that occur when development and operational resources are too divorced from one another. But what about friction in the development and test process? What about the delayed feedback cycles that come from slow builds and test flakiness? How can we reduce friction in areas that are outside of the focus of DevOps? Etienne Studer, SVP of Engineering at Gradle Enterprise, will talk about how the emerging practice of DPE addresses these questions. The presentation will include examples of DPE practices in action from Java projects using the Maven or Gradle build tool.

Attendees will walk away from this presentation with a better understanding of:

  • Acceleration technologies for speeding up feedback cycles
  • How to use data analytics to quickly determine the root cause of problems and prevent problems from happening in the first place
  • The costs of a low productivity environment with wasted time waiting for builds, tests, and CI/CD pipelines
  • The importance catching errors earlier, including incorrect signals like flaky tests
  • How to make the practice of developer productivity engineering a respected discipline

Build Automation
Developer Productivity