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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
About the Author
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Working with Java multi-project builds

In a Java project, we usually have compile or runtime dependencies between projects. For example, the output of one project is a compile dependency for another project. This is very common in Java projects. Let's create a Java project with a common project that contains a Java class used by other projects. We will add a services project that references the class in the common project. Finally, we will add a web project with a Java servlet class that uses classes from the services project.

We have the following directory structure for our project:

├── build.gradle
├── common
│   └── src
│       └── main
│           └── java
│               └── sample
│                   └── gradle
│                       └── util
│                           └──
├── services
│   └── sample
│       └── src
│           ├── main
│           │   └── java
│           │       └── sample
│           │           └── gradle
│           │               ├── api
│   ...