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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 7.  Multi-project Builds

When applications and projects get bigger, we usually split up several parts of the application into separate projects. Gradle has great support for multi-project builds. We can configure multiple projects in an easy way. Gradle is also able to resolve dependencies between projects and can build the necessary projects in the right order, so we don't have to switch to a specific directory to build the code; Gradle will resolve the correct project order for us.

In this chapter, we will discuss about multi-project configuration and dependencies. First, we will look at how to configure projects and tasks. Then we will use a multi-project Java application to learn how to have inter-project dependencies and how Gradle resolves them for us.