TechValidate Research on Gradle Enterprise

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27 Published TechFacts

3 Published Charts

4 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


Gradle Enterprise Customer Statistic

Android Developers Believe in the Future of DPE

83% of surveyed Android Engineers and Android Engineering Managers agree that Developer Productivity Engineering will become a de facto industry-standard software practice much like Agile and DevOps.

83%

Gradle Enterprise Customer Research

Developer Pain Points Without DPE

Which of the following challenges or pain points did your organization experience prior to implementing Developer Productivity Engineering?

Too much time spent waiting on build and test feedback either locally or during CI
90%
Insufficient observability of analytics on build and test performance and regressions, failure trends, and productivity bottlenecks
70%
Inability to easily troubleshoot and determine the root cause of build, test and CI failures including flaky tests
65%
Managing the growth of build and test cycles as the codebase grows
55%
Difficulty communicating build details between teams and collaborating when troubleshooting failures
45%
Cost impacts from an inefficient build and test process and tooling infrastructure
35%
Time-to-market impacts from an inefficient build and test process and tooling infrastructure
20%
Difficulty achieving success with DevOps initiatives due to existing friction in the development process
15%
Issues with recruiting/retention related to the developer experience (e.g. Unreliable build and test toolchain)
10%

Gradle Enterprise Case Study

PicPay Sees Payback within 3 Months by Deploying Build Scan™ and Build Cache

Introduction

This case study of PicPay is based on an October 2021 survey of Gradle customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

Challenges

PicPay experienced the following challenges prior to implementing Gradle Enterprise:

  • Too much time spent waiting on build and test feedback either locally or during CI
  • Inability to easily troubleshoot and determine the root cause of build, test and CI failures including flaky tests
  • Insufficient observability of analytics on build and test performance and regressions, failure trends, and productivity bottlenecks
  • Issues with recruiting/retention related to the developer experience (e.g. Unreliable build and test toolchain)
  • Difficulty communicating build details between teams and collaborating when troubleshooting failures
  • Managing the growth of build and test cycles as the codebase grows

Use Case

  • PicPay has utilized Gradle Enterprise for 6-12 Months.
  • They found the Build Scan™ and Build Cache to be “Killer” features
  • Additionally, they found the Performance and Failure Trends Dashboard to be very useful.

Results

  • PicPay’s payback period for their investment in Gradle Enterprise was within the first 3 months.
  • In addition, PicPay agreed with the following statements:
    • “Gradle consistently exceeds our expectations for service and support and as a strategic technology partner.”
    • “Developer Productivity Engineering will become a de facto industry-standard software practice much like Agile and DevOps.”
    • “Gradle Enterprise scales well and will meet the service-level expectations of any enterprise-wide deployment.”
  • Additionally, PicPay’s experience to date adapting and implementing DPE practices has led the Android Engineering Manager to conclude that DPE’s impact on their toolchain makes their job more enjoyable and that DPE is helpful in recruiting and retaining top talent for their business.

Gradle Enterprise Case Study

Spotify Realizes Build Feedback Cycle Time Improvements of up to 75% with Gradle Enterprise

Introduction

This case study of Spotify Ltd. is based on a September 2021 survey of Gradle Enterprise customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

Challenges

Prior to implementing Gradle Enterprise, Spotify was experiencing the following challenges:

  • Too much time spent waiting on build and test feedback either locally or during CI
  • Inability to easily troubleshoot and determine the root cause of build, test and CI failures including flaky tests
  • Insufficient observability of analytics on build and test performance and regressions, failure trends, and productivity bottlenecks
  • Difficulty communicating build details between teams and collaborating when troubleshooting failures
  • Managing the growth of build and test cycles as the codebase grows
  • Difficulty achieving success with DevOps initiatives due to existing friction in the development process

Use Case

  • Spotify has been utilizing Gradle Enterprise for more than 2 years.
  • During that time, they have established a dedicated Developer Productivity Engineering team.
  • Spotify found the Build Scan™ and Build Cache to be “killer” features, and described the Performance and Failure Trends Dashboard as a very useful feature.

Results

  • Spotify realized payback on their investment in Gradle Enterprise within the first 3 months.
  • Spotify “completely agrees” with the following statements:
    • “Since integrating Gradle Enterprise into our development process, the time savings we experienced on build and test cycle times have dramatically improved developer productivity.”
    • “Gradle consistently exceeds our expectations for service and support and as a strategic technology partner.”
    • “Gradle Enterprise is a mission-critical component of our developer productivity strategy.”
    • “Gradle Enterprise scales well and will meet the service-level expectations of any enterprise-wide deployment.”
    • “Gradle Enterprise is an important enabling technology for our digital transformation strategy.”
  • Spotify saw a 50-75% reduction in build feedback cycle times as a result of using the Build Cache.
  • Additionally, Spotify’s experience to date adapting and implementing DPE practices has led a Build/Release Engineer to conclude that they would be unlikely to work for a company in the future that did not implement DPE practices.

Gradle Enterprise Customer Fact

Aetna completely agrees that Gradle Enterprise is a mission-critical component of their developer productivity strategy, scales well, and will meet the service-level expectations of any enterprisewide deployment.

Gradle Enterprise Customer Research

Developer Pain Points Without Gradle Enterprise

Which of the following challenges or pain points did your organization experience prior to implementing Gradle Enterprise?

Too much time spent waiting on build and test feedback either locally or during CI
90%
Insufficient observability of analytics on build and test performance and regressions, failure trends, and productivity bottlenecks
70%
Inability to easily troubleshoot and determine the root cause of build, test and CI failures including flaky tests
65%
Managing the growth of build and test cycles as the codebase grows
55%
Difficulty communicating build details between teams and collaborating when troubleshooting failures
45%
Cost impacts from an inefficient build and test process and tooling infrastructure
35%
Time-to-market impacts from an inefficient build and test process and tooling infrastructure
20%
Difficulty achieving success with DevOps initiatives due to existing friction in the development process
15%
Issues with recruiting/retention related to the developer experience (e.g. Unreliable build and test toolchain)
10%


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About Gradle Enterprise

Gradle Enterprise is the premier enabling software technology for the emerging practice of Developer Productivity Engineering. It does this by providing acceleration technologies to speed up software build and test processing and data analytics to minimize feedback cycle time and make troubleshooting more efficient.

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