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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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Using Atlassian Bamboo

The last continuous integration tool that we are going to configure is Atlassian Bamboo. Bamboo is a commercial continuous integration server. There is a 30-day evaluation license available from the Atlassian website. We will discuss how to configure Bamboo to use Gradle as a build tool for our Java project.

We can install Bamboo on our local computer. We will first need to download the installation package from the Bamboo website. We can choose native installers for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. Alternatively, we can simply download a packaged version and unzip it in a directory on our computer. Finally, we can download a WAR file and deploy it to a web container.

Defining a plan

Bamboo has no Gradle runner or plugin, but we can define a build plan and add the so-called script task. A script task can run any script as part of the build plan. To make sure that Bamboo can build our Java project, we must add the Gradle Wrapper scripts to the project.

We will run the wrapper...