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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

Chapter 6. The Real-world Project with Gradle

Until now, we have discussed about building the Java project, web project, Gradle life cycle, and multi-module feature of Gradle. As we know, before Gradle, there were many other build tools in the market, out of which the most popular ones are Ant and Maven. Since many project build scripts were already written in these two build tools. In this chapter, we will discuss different migration strategies to migrate the projects existing build scripts from Ant, Maven, to Gradle. Along with this, we will also focus on integrating Gradle build script to Continuous Integration tools like Jenkins and generating Java docs for the code.