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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 9. Maintaining Code Quality

While working on a project, we want to have some kind of tooling or process in place, which we can use to see whether our code follows certain standards; either our code has no common coding problems or it calculates the complexity of the code.

We need these tools to write better code. Better code means that it will be easier to maintain, and this lowers the cost of maintaining the code. In a project team, we want to make sure that the code follows the same standards defined by the project team. A company could define a set of standards that developers need to follow as a condition for the project to be started.

There tools are already available for Java and Groovy projects to analyze and check the source code, such as CheckstyleJDependPMDFindBugs, and CodeNarc. Gradle has plugins for each of these tools. In this chapter, we will take a look at the following plugins and discuss how to use them in our projects:

  • Checkstyle

  • PMD

  • FindBugs

  • JDepend

  • CodeNarc