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