In the previous chapters, you learned how to use external dependencies. In this chapter, you learned how you can define artifact configurations to assign your own artifacts. These artifacts can be dependencies for other developers on other projects and applications.
You also learned how to create a default artifact when you use the Java plugin. Next, we saw how to create more than one artifact from the same project.
You then learned how to configure an
Upload task, so you can upload your artifacts to a local directory. This directory could also be a network share accessible to other development teams.
Finally, you learned how you can sign your artifacts using the signing plugin. This could be useful when you want to provide some extra confidence to people using the artifacts.
In the next chapters, you will see how you can upload your artifacts to a Maven repository, an Ivy repository, and Bintray.