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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 6.  Testing, Building, and Publishing Artifacts

An important part of developing software is writing tests for our code. In this chapter, we will discuss how to run our test code as part of the build process. Gradle supports both JUnit and TestNG testing frameworks. We can even run tests simultaneously to shorten the time of the build, resulting in quick builds.

We will also discuss how to run a Java application as part of a Gradle build. We can use the application plugin to automatically execute a Java application as part of the build.

After we have written and tested our code, it is time to publish the code so that others can use it. We will build a package and deploy our code to a company repository or any other repository.