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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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In this chapter, we have discussed how we should configure continuous integration tools, such as Jenkins, JetBrains TeamCity, and Atlassian Bamboo, to build our Java project with Gradle.

Jenkins and TeamCity have good support for Gradle builds. We can choose to use either a locally-installed Gradle version or the Gradle task wrapper scripts. Defining which tasks to run is easy.

Bamboo has no real support for Gradle builds. We can use the script build option and Gradle task wrapper support to work around this. This way, we can still run Gradle builds with Bamboo.

In the next chapter, we will discuss how to integrate Gradle with Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) such as Eclipse and JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA.