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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
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Chapter 5. Multiprojects Build

Now that we are familiar with the build script syntax, we are prepared to handle more complex project structures. In this chapter, we will focus on builds spanning across multiple projects, their interdependencies, and many more things in between.

As the projects code base grows, many times, it is desirable to split it into multiple modules based on layers, responsibilities, artifacts produced, or sometimes even depending on development teams, to effectively break the work down. Whatever is the reason, the reality is big projects are broken down into smaller subprojects sooner or later. Also, a build tool such as Gradle is completely capable of handling the complexity.