Know when your slow Gradle build finishes.

XCKD view on overcoming slow compilations.

Hello there! If you are an Android developer in a medium-large project you probably know the pain when it comes to wait for your slow build to compile.

At that time you probably go check something in the internet (Twitter, Medium, you name it), get lost in it, and when you notice your build had already finished 5 minutes ago.

To overcome this, I added a small tweak to my assemble command:

./gradlew app:assembleSlowBuild && say build finished

By using the say command, you will hear a robotic voice coming out of your computer/headphones saying the message defined by you.

And there you go, no more wasted time spent on the internet because you thought your build was still running.

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