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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 dependency management support in Gradle. We also saw how to create a dependency configuration or use dependency configurations provided by a plugin.

To get the real dependency artifacts and their transitive dependencies, we must define repositories that store these files. Gradle allows very flexible repository configurations to be used.

Finally, we saw how to define the actual dependencies for a dependency configuration. We discussed how to resolve version conflicts between dependencies and use these dependencies in a Gradle build.

In the next chapter, we will look at how to run tests for our code and execute Java applications from our build. We will also discuss how to publish our own project to a repository.