A build scan is a representation of metadata captured as you run your build.
Gradle captures your build metadata and sends it to the Build Scan Service. The service then transforms the metadata into information you can analyze and share with others.
The information that scans collect can be an invaluable resource when troubleshooting, collaborating on, or optimizing the performance of your builds.
For example, with a build scan, it’s no longer necessary to copy and paste error messages or include all the details about your environment each time you want to ask a question on Stack Overflow, Slack, or the Gradle Forum. Instead, copy the link to your latest build scan.