Book Image

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
About the Reviewer

Chapter 8. Mixed Languages

We have seen how to use Gradle for projects with Java code. Gradle has support for other languages as well. In the last couple of years, other languages for JVM have emerged. In this chapter, we will take a look at Gradle's support for Groovy and Scala languages. Both languages are supported by JVM.

We will see how to apply the correct plugin and configuration to our Gradle build files to work with the different languages.

Gradle also supports C. The C plugin adds support to compile source files. JavaScript and Closure plugins are available as third-party plugins, which add support for these languages. We will not cover this support in this book. We will focus on the JVM languages-Groovy and Scala.