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About the test:

The Gradle Online Test uses scenario-based MCQs to evaluate candidates on their proficiency in using Gradle, a popular build automation tool used in software development. The test assesses candidates' ability to configure and manage Gradle projects, write Gradle build scripts, use Gradle plugins to perform tasks such as compilation, testing, and deployment, and integrate Gradle with other development tools and frameworks.

Covered skills:

  • Build automation
  • Plugin development
  • Gradle scripts
  • Build customization
  • Incremental builds
  • Testing and debugging
  • Dependency management
  • Task configuration
  • Build lifecycle
  • Multi-module builds
  • Parallel execution

9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface Gradle Assessment Test is the most accurate way to shortlist Full Stack Web Developers

Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The Gradle Test helps recruiters and hiring managers identify qualified candidates from a pool of resumes, and helps in taking objective hiring decisions. It reduces the administrative overhead of interviewing too many candidates and saves time by filtering out unqualified candidates at the first step of the hiring process.

The test screens for the following skills that hiring managers look for in candidates:

  • Ability to efficiently configure and customize Gradle builds
  • Understanding of dependency management in Gradle
  • Experience with build automation using Gradle
  • Knowledge of Gradle scripts and task configuration
  • Familiarity with Gradle plugin development
  • Ability to work with multi-module builds in Gradle
  • Understanding of Gradle build lifecycle
  • Knowledge of incremental builds in Gradle
  • Familiarity with parallel execution in Gradle
  • Experience with testing and debugging in Gradle
Reason #2

No trick questions

no trick questions

Traditional assessment tools use trick questions and puzzles for the screening, which creates a lot of frustration among candidates about having to go through irrelevant screening assessments.

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The main reason we started Adaface is that traditional pre-employment assessment platforms are not a fair way for companies to evaluate candidates. At Adaface, our mission is to help companies find great candidates by assessing on-the-job skills required for a role.

Why we started Adaface
Reason #3

Non-googleable questions

We have a very high focus on the quality of questions that test for on-the-job skills. Every question is non-googleable and we have a very high bar for the level of subject matter experts we onboard to create these questions. We have crawlers to check if any of the questions are leaked online. If/ when a question gets leaked, we get an alert. We change the question for you & let you know.

How we design questions
Reason #4

1200+ customers in 75 countries

customers in 75 countries

With Adaface, we were able to optimise our initial screening process by upwards of 75%, freeing up precious time for both hiring managers and our talent acquisition team alike!

Brandon Lee, Head of People, Love, Bonito

Reason #5

Designed for elimination, not selection

The most important thing while implementing the pre-employment Gradle Test in your hiring process is that it is an elimination tool, not a selection tool. In other words: you want to use the test to eliminate the candidates who do poorly on the test, not to select the candidates who come out at the top. While they are super valuable, pre-employment tests do not paint the entire picture of a candidate’s abilities, knowledge, and motivations. Multiple easy questions are more predictive of a candidate's ability than fewer hard questions. Harder questions are often "trick" based questions, which do not provide any meaningful signal about the candidate's skillset.

Science behind Adaface tests
Reason #6

1 click candidate invites

Email invites: You can send candidates an email invite to the Gradle Test from your dashboard by entering their email address.

Public link: You can create a public link for each test that you can share with candidates.

API or integrations: You can invite candidates directly from your ATS by using our pre-built integrations with popular ATS systems or building a custom integration with your in-house ATS.

invite candidates
Reason #7

Detailed scorecards & benchmarks

Reason #8

High completion rate

Adaface tests are conversational, low-stress, and take just 25-40 mins to complete.

This is why Adaface has the highest test-completion rate (86%), which is more than 2x better than traditional assessments.

test completion rate
Reason #9

Advanced Proctoring

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About the Gradle Online Test

Why you should use Pre-employment Gradle Test?

The Gradle Test makes use of scenario-based questions to test for on-the-job skills as opposed to theoretical knowledge, ensuring that candidates who do well on this screening test have the relavant skills. The questions are designed to covered following on-the-job aspects:

  • Implementing build automation using Gradle
  • Managing dependencies efficiently using Gradle
  • Developing custom Gradle plugins
  • Configuring tasks in Gradle
  • Writing and customizing Gradle scripts
  • Understanding the Gradle build lifecycle
  • Customizing build configurations in Gradle
  • Building multi-module projects with Gradle
  • Utilizing incremental builds in Gradle
  • Executing build tasks in parallel with Gradle

Once the test is sent to a candidate, the candidate receives a link in email to take the test. For each candidate, you will receive a detailed report with skills breakdown and benchmarks to shortlist the top candidates from your pool.

What topics are covered in the Gradle Test?

  • Build automation

    Build automation refers to the process of automating the creation and execution of software builds. It involves using tools and scripts to streamline and accelerate the build process, ensuring a consistent and efficient build environment.

  • Dependency management

    Dependency management involves managing and resolving the different software dependencies required for a project. It ensures that all the necessary libraries, frameworks, and modules are correctly included and integrated into the project, enabling smooth development and deployment.

  • Plugin development

    Plugin development involves creating custom plugins for Gradle, which extend its functionality and provide additional features or tasks. It allows developers to tailor Gradle to their specific project requirements, enhancing the build process and enabling advanced automation and customization.

  • Task configuration

    Task configuration involves defining and configuring specific tasks in Gradle. A task represents a specific unit of work that Gradle can execute. By configuring tasks, developers can specify the exact actions, dependencies, and parameters associated with each task, ensuring precise control over the build process.

  • Gradle scripts

    Gradle scripts are the files that define the build logic and structure of a Gradle project. These scripts use the Groovy or Kotlin programming languages to define and configure tasks, dependencies, and build customizations. Understanding Gradle scripts is vital for effectively managing and customizing the build process.

  • Build lifecycle

    The build lifecycle refers to the sequence of events and phases that occur during the build process. It encompasses the various stages, such as initialization, configuration, task execution, and clean-up. Measuring knowledge of the build lifecycle helps assess an individual's understanding of the overall build process and their ability to optimize and troubleshoot build issues.

  • Build customization

    Build customization involves tailoring the Gradle build to suit specific project requirements. It includes modifying build scripts, configuring tasks, customizing build variants, and adapting the build process to meet individual needs. Evaluating the ability to customize builds ensures that candidates are capable of adapting Gradle to different project scenarios and optimizing the overall development workflow.

  • Multi-module builds

    Multi-module builds refer to projects that are composed of multiple interdependent modules, where each module contributes to the overall functionality of the project. Knowledge of multi-module builds is critical for managing complex projects, understanding module interactions, and ensuring efficient collaboration and release management.

  • Incremental builds

    Incremental builds involve compiling and building only the changed or impacted parts of the project, rather than recompiling the entire codebase. It significantly reduces build times and improves developer productivity. Evaluating knowledge of incremental builds helps gauge an individual's proficiency in optimizing build performance and minimizing unnecessary build overhead.

  • Parallel execution

    Parallel execution refers to the ability of Gradle to run multiple tasks concurrently, leveraging the available system resources and contributing to faster build times. Understanding parallel execution is crucial for maximizing build efficiency and scalability, particularly in large projects with extensive sets of tasks and dependencies.

  • Testing and debugging

    Testing and debugging skills involve the ability to write and execute test cases, ensure code quality, and diagnose and troubleshoot build or runtime issues. Evaluating these skills helps assess a candidate's proficiency in ensuring software reliability, identifying and resolving problems, and maintaining a robust and error-free build and automation process.

  • Full list of covered topics

    The actual topics of the questions in the final test will depend on your job description and requirements. However, here's a list of topics you can expect the questions for Gradle Test to be based on.

    Build.gradle file
    Dependency management
    Configuration options
    Plugin development
    Task configuration
    Gradle DSL
    Build script basics
    Build phases
    Build customization
    Multi-module builds
    Incremental builds
    Parallel execution
    Testing in Gradle
    Debugging in Gradle
    Gradle wrapper
    Build caching
    Artifact publishing
    Environment variables
    Gradle properties
    File operations
    Gradle tasks
    Gradle project structure
    Handling dependencies
    Repository management
    Build lifecycle hooks
    Build profiles
    Gradle command-line options
    Gradle daemon
    Gradle plugins
    Integration with IDEs
    JVM implementation
    Dependency resolution
    Property access
    Custom task types
    Build scan
    Task inputs and outputs
    Script plugins
    Custom build logic
    Dependency exclusion
    Maven publications
    Product flavors
    Java plugin
    Test task configuration
    Code quality checks
    Source sets configuration
    Incremental compilation
    Publishing artifacts
    Configuring repositories
    Project dependencies
    File-based dependency resolution
    Creating custom Gradle plugins
    Profile-guided optimization
    Configuration caching
    Isolated build environments
    Composite builds
    Handling project exclusion
    Project inheritance

What roles can I use the Gradle Test for?

  • Full Stack Web Developer
  • Android Developer - Gradle

How is the Gradle Test customized for senior candidates?

For intermediate/ experienced candidates, we customize the assessment questions to include advanced topics and increase the difficulty level of the questions. This might include adding questions on topics like

  • Testing and debugging Gradle builds
  • Handling exceptions and errors in Gradle
  • Optimizing build performance with Gradle
  • Analyzing build logs and outputs in Gradle
  • Using Gradle to manage project configurations
  • Integrating Gradle with CI/CD pipelines
  • Deploying and publishing artifacts with Gradle
  • Understanding and managing Gradle dependencies
  • Troubleshooting Gradle build issues
  • Optimizing Gradle builds for large projects
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The hiring managers felt that through the technical questions that they asked during the panel interviews, they were able to tell which candidates had better scores, and differentiated with those who did not score as well. They are highly satisfied with the quality of candidates shortlisted with the Adaface screening.

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Gradle Hiring Test FAQs

Can I combine multiple skills into one custom assessment?

Yes, absolutely. Custom assessments are set up based on your job description, and will include questions on all must-have skills you specify. Here's a quick guide on how you can request a custom test.

Do you have any anti-cheating or proctoring features in place?

We have the following anti-cheating features in place:

  • Non-googleable questions
  • IP proctoring
  • Screen proctoring
  • Web proctoring
  • Webcam proctoring
  • Plagiarism detection
  • Secure browser
  • Copy paste protection

Read more about the proctoring features.

How do I interpret test scores?

The primary thing to keep in mind is that an assessment is an elimination tool, not a selection tool. A skills assessment is optimized to help you eliminate candidates who are not technically qualified for the role, it is not optimized to help you find the best candidate for the role. So the ideal way to use an assessment is to decide a threshold score (typically 55%, we help you benchmark) and invite all candidates who score above the threshold for the next rounds of interview.

What experience level can I use this test for?

Each Adaface assessment is customized to your job description/ ideal candidate persona (our subject matter experts will pick the right questions for your assessment from our library of 10000+ questions). This assessment can be customized for any experience level.

Does every candidate get the same questions?

Yes, it makes it much easier for you to compare candidates. Options for MCQ questions and the order of questions are randomized. We have anti-cheating/ proctoring features in place. In our enterprise plan, we also have the option to create multiple versions of the same assessment with questions of similar difficulty levels.

I'm a candidate. Can I try a practice test?

No. Unfortunately, we do not support practice tests at the moment. However, you can use our sample questions for practice.

What is the cost of using this test?

You can check out our pricing plans.

Can I get a free trial?

Yes, you can sign up for free and preview this test.

I just moved to a paid plan. How can I request a custom assessment?

Here is a quick guide on how to request a custom assessment on Adaface.

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