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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
About the Reviewer

Using JetBrains TeamCity

JetBrains TeamCity is a commercial continuous integration server. TeamCity has a Professional Server license. This means that we can create 20 build configurations and one build agent. If we need more configurations or build agents, we can purchase other licenses. In this section, we will see how to create a build plan with Gradle.

We can download installer software for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux from the JetBrains TeamCity website. We run the installer software to install TeamCity on our computer. TeamCity is also available as an archive for all platforms. To install the archive, we only have to unpack the contents to a directory on our computer. TeamCity is also available as a WAR file, which can be deployed to a Java web container.

Creating a project

In TeamCity we must create a project with the build configuration we want to be executed. Let's see how we can add a project:

  1. After we install TeamCity, we will open a web browser and go to  http://localhost:8111/ ...