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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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Dependencies are usually stored in some kind of repository. A repository has a layout that defines a pattern for the path of a versioned library module. Gradle knows, for example, the layout of a Maven repository. Ivy repositories can have customized layouts, and with Gradle, we can configure a customized layout. The repository can be accessible via the filesystem, HTTP, SSH, or other protocols.

We can declare several repository types in the Gradle build file. Gradle provides some preconfigured repositories, but it is also very easy to use a custom Maven or Ivy repository. We can also declare a simple filesystem repository to be used for resolving and finding dependencies. The following table shows the preconfigured and custom repositories that we can use:

Repository type


Maven repository

This is the Maven layout repository on a remote computer or filesystem.

Bintray JCenter repository

This is the preconfigured Maven layout repository to search for dependencies...