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Gradle Effective Implementations Guide - Second Edition

By : Hubert Klein Ikkink
Book Image

Gradle Effective Implementations Guide - Second Edition

By: Hubert Klein Ikkink

Overview of this book

Gradle is a project automation tool that has a wide range of applications. The basic aim of Gradle is to automate a wide variety of tasks performed by software developers, including compiling computer source code to binary code, packaging binary codes, running tests, deploying applications to production systems, and creating documentation. The book will start with the fundamentals of Gradle and introduce you to the tools that will be used in further chapters. You will learn to create and work with Gradle scripts and then see how to use Gradle to build your Java Projects. While building Java application, you will find out about other important topics such as dependency management, publishing artifacts, and integrating the application with other JVM languages such as Scala and Groovy. By the end of this book, you will be able to use Gradle in your daily development. Writing tasks, applying plugins, and creating build logic will be your second nature.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Gradle Effective Implementations Guide - Second Edition
About the Author
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So, now we have discussed how to install Gradle on our computers. We have written our first Gradle build script with a simple task.

We have also seen how we use the built-in tasks of Gradle to get more information about a project. We discussed how to use the command-line options to help us run the build scripts. We have looked at the Gradle GUI and how we can use it to run Gradle build scripts.

In the next chapter, we will take a further look at tasks. We will discuss how to add actions to a task. We write more complex tasks, where the tasks will depend on other tasks. We will also discuss how Gradle builds up a task graph internally and how to use this in our projects.