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Gradle Essentials

By : Abhinandan Maheshwari
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Gradle Essentials

By: 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

About the Authors

Kunal Dabir has over 10 years of experience working with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to startups. Currently, he works as a Lead Consultant at ThoughtWorks. He is a Java user group's co-organizer and speaks at various meet-ups and conferences.

While he is always eager to learn a new language, he usually codes in languages such as Groovy, Scala, JavaScript, CoffeeScript, Ruby, and Java. He frequently contributes to open source projects and also hosts his own projects on GitHub.

He has always been passionate about automating and scripting. From there, he got a knack for build tools. Apart from Gradle, he has spent a fair amount of time writing build scripts with tools such as Ant, Maven, Grunt, and Gulp. He was introduced to Gradle in 2011 while using Gaelyk. Since then, Gradle has become his tool of choice for build automation.

He can be found on Twitter and GitHub as @kdabir.