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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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In this chapter, we discussed how to create tasks in a build project. We created tasks with actions in several ways and discussed how to configure tasks.

We skipped tasks by using predicates, throwing StopExecutionException, and enabling or disabling a task. We also discussed how to skip tasks from the command line.

A very powerful feature of Gradle is the incremental build support. If a task is up to date, it isn't executed. We can define the rules to determine the up-to-date state in the tasks definition.

In the next chapter, we will take a more in-depth look at the Gradle Project object. We will see how to work with files and project properties and how to use the Gradle Wrapper.