Shrink before you MultiDex

04/28/2016 - 17:15 to 18:00
Stage C

Session abstract: 

Ever ended up with a big project and you needed to reduce code base? We did, a cuple of times. We'll present our voyage with this issue our conclusions and insights about how these work. 

Dex method count limit happens on projects from time to time and it was tricky problem to solve it before. MultiDex library helps, however, it has significant impact on build time and pretty much gets your APK fat. We didn't like that and we've questioned ourselves (during long builds) if MultiDex really is the only solution to the problem. Find out why long present tool is still in the game, how it helped in our build process and check what are the numbers after measuring this two approaches.