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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 first developed a web application using Gradle. We generated the WAR artifact by building the application and then deployed it to a local Tomcat. Then, we learned a few basics about dependency management, configurations, and supported repositories in Gradle.

Note

The reader should spend some more time reading these concepts in detail at Gradle's official documentation at https://docs.gradle.org/current/userguide/userguide .

For now, we should be good to build the most common type of Java applications with Gradle. In the next chapter, we will try to understand the Groovy DSL that Gradle provides and also understand the basic project model.