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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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Multi-project builds are very common in software projects. Gradle has great support for multi-project builds. We can use a hierarchical layout as the project structure, but we can easily customize this and use other layouts.

Configuring projects is easy and can be done in one place—”at the root of the projects. We can also add project configurations at the project level itself. Not only can we define the dependencies between projects on a project-library level, but we can also do so via configuration or task dependencies. Gradle will resolve the correct way to build the complete project so that we don't have to worry too much about that.

As Gradle knows the projects that will be involved before a task is executed, we can do partial multi-project builds. Gradle will automatically build project dependencies, which are necessary for our current project, and we can use a single task to build the projects that depend on our current project.

We also saw how to run our web application code...