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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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In this chapter, we discussed how to work with Groovy and Scala sources in a Gradle project. We applied the either Groovy or Scala plugins to our project and saw that Gradle added the tasks to compile the source files to the project. We also discussed that we must add a dependency to the correct Groovy or Scala version of the dependency configuration added by the plugin. Both plugins will include the Java plugin as well.

We also discussed that the plugins also provide some new properties for source sets so that we can, for example, find all Groovy or Scala source files in a source set.

In the next chapter, we will take a look at how to add code quality tools to our Gradle builds.