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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 the support that Gradle gives when working with files. We saw how to create a file or directory and a collection of files and directories. A file tree represents a hierarchical set of files.

We can add logging messages to our project and tasks and see the output when we run a Gradle build. We discussed how to use different log levels to influence how much information is shown in the output. We also used LoggingManager to capture the standard output and error messages and redirect them to custom log levels.

We discussed how to use the Gradle Wrapper to allow users to build our projects even if they don't have Gradle installed. We discussed how to customize the Wrapper to download a specific version of Gradle and use it to run our build.

In the next chapter, we will create a Java project and use the Java plugin to add a set of default tasks that we can use to compile, test, and package our Java code.