Bazel Blog

A repository rule for calculating transitive Maven dependencies

We’re excited to introduce the initial release of rules_jvm_external, a repository rule to resolve and fetch artifacts transitively in Maven repositories, like Maven Central and Google Maven. This project is officially maintained by the Bazel team.

Bazel 0.24

Bazel 0.24.0 has arrived with an exciting mix of new features, important bug fixes, and updated documentation.

Bazel 0.23

Bazel 0.23.0 has arrived with an exciting mix of new features, important bug fixes, and updated documentation.

Introducing Bazel Aquery

tl;dr: bazel aquery is a new bazel command that queries the action graph, and thus allows you to gain insights about the actions executed in a build (inputs, outputs, command line, …). aquery’s API is now stable and supported by the Bazel team.

Configurable Builds - Part 1

One of Bazel's long-term goals is to make $ bazel build //:all "just work" so that every target builds "the right way", for whatever platform(s) you care about, using only flags that are genuinely interesting to you. This two-part series discusses the challenges involved and steps we're taking to get there.

Dynamic scheduling for faster builds

The recently-released Bazel 0.21 brings an experimental new feature that can make your builds faster by making use of remote and local resources transparently. Prior to this release, this was already doable to some extent by using manual strategy definitions, but this new feature takes all manual decisions out of the picture.

Bazel 0.22

The Bazel team is happy to announce a new version of Bazel, Bazel 0.22.

Bazel 0.21

We've just released Bazel 0.21!

Bazel 0.20

The Bazel team is happy to announce a new version of Bazel, Bazel 0.20.

Bazel - a multi-language build system

Part of Bazel vision is to create a multi-language build system: it should be possible to seamlessly use and mix multiple languages in a codebase and to orchestrate builds and tests with a single build tool. As a codebase gets bigger, this feature becomes more and more important.