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Gradle Essentials

By : Kunal Dabir, Abhinandan Maheshwari
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Gradle Essentials

By: Kunal Dabir, Abhinandan Maheshwari

Overview of this book

Gradle is an advanced and modern build automation tool. It inherits the best elements of the past generation of build tools, but it also differs and innovates to bring terseness, elegance, simplicity, and the flexibility to build. Right from installing Gradle and writing your first build file to creating a fully-fledged multi-module project build, this book will guide you through its topics in a step-by-step fashion. You will get your hands dirty with a simple Java project built with Gradle and go on to build web applications that are run with Jetty or Tomcat. We take a unique approach towards explaining the DSL using the Gradle API, which makes the DSL more accessible and intuitive. All in all, this book is a concise guide to help you decipher the Gradle build files, covering the essential topics that are most useful in real-world projects. With every chapter, you will learn a new topic and be able to readily implement your build files.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Gradle Essentials
Credits
About the Authors
Acknowledgments
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

Summary


In this chapter, we started with a brief introduction to Gradle. Then, we looked at manual installation and also installation via package managers. We also learned about Gradle's command-line interface. Also, finally, we wrote our first Gradle build script.

If you have followed the chapter until this point, you are all set to check out any Gradle-based project on your machine and execute builds. Also, you are equipped with the knowledge to write a very basic Gradle build script. Going forward, we will look at building Java-based projects with Gradle.