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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

Code analysis reports

Sonar is one of the most popular quality management tools that gives a complete analysis of a project in terms of lines of code, documentation, test coverage, issues, and complexities. As a developer, we are mainly interested in the following areas:

  • Duplicate lines of code

  • Lacking comments in the source code, especially in public APIs

  • Not following coding standards and best practices

  • Finding code complexity

  • Code coverage produced by unit tests

In this section, we will discuss Gradle integration with Sonar. The only prerequisite is, the Sonar server should be installed and running.

A prerequisite to run Sonar is to have Java installed on the box. Once prerequisites are met, you can install Sonar in just three simple steps as follows:

  1. Download the distribution from and unzip it.

  2. Open a console and start the Sonar server:

    • On Windows platforms, start $SONAR_HOME\bin\windows-x86-32\StartSonar.bat

    • On other platforms, start $SONAR_HOME/bin/[OS]/sonar...