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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
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Chapter 12.  IDE Support

When we develop applications, we usually use an integrated development environment (IDE). An IDE provides support for writing code for our applications. We can write our code in Java, Groovy, or Scala. We have seen how to use Gradle to define, for example, library dependencies to compile the code. We want to use the same information that we have defined in a Gradle build file in a project in our favorite IDE.

In this chapter, we will discuss how to use Gradle plugins to generate the project files with classpath dependencies for Eclipse and JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA. We will also discuss how to customize the file generation to add extra configuration data.

Next, we will see the Eclipse and IntelliJ IDEA support for running Gradle tasks from within the IDE.

In this chapter, we will cover the following subjects:

  • Using the Eclipse plugin

  • Using the IDEA plugin

  • Integrating Gradle with Eclipse

  • Running Gradle scripts from IDEA IntelliJ