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Gradle Dependency Management

By : Hubert Klein Ikkink
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Gradle Dependency Management

By: Hubert Klein Ikkink

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Gradle Dependency Management
About the Author
About the Reviewers


In this chapter, you learned how Gradle resolves dependencies and how to customize this. You saw how to reconfigure your build scripts to handle transitive dependencies and how to resolve version conflicts between dependencies in your builds. Gradle offers some fine-grained control on how we define dependencies and allows very explicit dependency definitions.

For transitive dependencies, we have several ways to redefine which dependencies need to be used by either disabling or excluding transitive dependencies.

When a version conflict arises between dependencies in our build, we can either rely on the default strategy of using the newest version or implement a custom strategy. Gradle has several ways to customize dependency resolution rules by redefining the resolution strategy. For example, we can override the version attribute for a dependency or even totally replace it with a compatible but different dependency.

Finally, you saw how the dependency cache of Gradle works. It is designed...