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Building with Bazel

Class length: 3 days (customizable)

Google's Bazel build tool is emerging as the leading solution for fast and correct large-scale software build automation. Bazel understands (or can be taught) many languages, and provides a path to deploy scaled computing resources to maximize human productivity. Its key features include:

  • Speed at scale
  • Correctness
  • Multi-language, multi-platform
  • Extensibility

While Bazel is suitable for most large/complex build scenarios, it had been adopted with particular enthusiasm in leading-edge areas like machine learning, autonomous vehicles, finance, and highly-polyglot systems.

In this class, we start with the "why" of Bazel, then move on to the "how" in depth.

Oasis Digital teaches this class in a "case study" style, visiting the important concepts and tooling by showing it in action on a series of increasingly complex scenarios. The case studies motivate in-depth explanation and discussion of Bazel use, and are interleaved with hands-on workshops.

This class covers many topics, some quite advanced and/or new to most developers. For private groups we will work with your team to customize the length of the class, contents, workshop depth, and potential consulting afterward to best meet your needs.

For customer organizations with a division of roles, we can provide different variants of this class:

  • 1-day, for developers who use build configuration created by others
  • 2-day, for developers managing the build of a project, and for onboarding others.
  • full-length, for build engineers who will create custom rules to handle unusual build situations, diagnose problems, manage scalability, etc.

Watch a 3-hour preview

Kyle Cordes of Oasis Digital presented a shortened, early version of our class content as "Bazel Boot Camp" at Bazelcon 2019. Part 1:

Part 2:

Who Should Attend?

  • Decision-makers and technical architects comparing Bazel and other approaches to improving build performance and correctness at scale.
  • Developers / build engineers responsible for build scripts, dependency issues, CI/CD, and devops.
  • Teams tasked with implementing a move to Bazel.

Prerequisites / requirements

  • Experience with software development build tools (of any kind)
  • A computer - this is a hands-on workshop.
  • Ability to install software
  • Editor/IDE and other tools to work on source code.
  • Ability to connect to Google services - Bazel can work entirely behind your firewall, but some key capabilities are most easily learned with access to Google cloud services.

Proven results

We have trained thousands of developers at hundreds of companies, including numerous global leaders.

Two ways to learn

1) Training for your team,

For corporate groups and other organizations, we offer live in-person or online instruction. These teams typically have advanced needs, so we provide customized, hands-on assistance.

Before each class, our instructors listen to your needs in depth and adjust the agenda. We can follow-up a class with consulting assistance, or combine multiple classes into a longer workshop week.

Contact us about a private class

2) Live-instructor public classes,
coming soon

Want to attend as an individual or small group? We are creating public, open enrollment versions of many of our classes, including this one.

Unlike canned video training, live instructor online classes offer frequent opportunities for detailed Q&A discussion.

This class isn't quite ready yet, but follow us on social media (bottom of the page) or keep an eye on our website for announcements. We will show the schedule of upcoming open enrollment class dates prominently.

Topic outline


Oasis Digital instructors have extensive experience with both Angular and numerous surrounding technologies; here are some of them. The specific instructor(s) assigned to your class will depend on which class or class topics (we customize!) are put together, availability, additional consulting needs, etc.

Training FAQs

Q: Is this taught "in person"?
A: We offer training both in-person and online via remote conferencing.
Q: How does the remote option work?
A: Much like an in-person class, it is conducted by our expert trainers, in real time. The trainers can answer questions, assist with trouble students are having, etc. We strive to offer as much of the in-person experience as possible, online.
Q: Are there open enrollment public classes?
A: We currently only offer an open-enrollment "public" class for our flagship Angular Boot Camp.
Q: Can the content be customized?
A: For private team classes, we *always* discuss your goals, the class contents, any specials areas for extra coverage, etc. in advance. We customize both the contents and length (number of days) to your needs.
Q: Can we schedule a private class any time?
A: Our classes are taught by developers who use the subject technologies in their daily work, so we don't assign "any" available developer/trainer to any particular class, but only to classes with a strong experience and knowledge match. Please contact us to arrange a date.