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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 5.  Dependency Management

When we develop our code, we usually use third-party or open source libraries. These libraries need to be available in the classpath of the compiler, otherwise we will get errors and our build will fail. Gradle provides support for dependency management, so we can define our dependencies in our build file. Gradle will then take care of the necessary configuration for our various tasks.

In this chapter, we will discuss how to use dependency management in our builds. We will see how to organize dependencies with configurations. We will also discuss repositories that host dependency artifacts, their dependencies, and how to handle different repository layouts.

Then, we will define dependencies using the Gradle syntax for modules with version information.