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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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Using the Checkstyle plugin

If we are working on a Java project, and we apply the Java plugin to our project, we will get an empty task, named check. This is a dependency task for the build task. This means that when we execute the build task, the check task is executed as well. We can write our own tasks to check something in our project and make it a dependency task for the check task. So if the check task is executed, our own task is executed as well. Not only the tasks that we write ourselves, but also the plugins can add new dependency tasks to the check task.

In this chapter, we will see that most plugins will add one or more tasks as a dependency task to the check task. This means that we can apply a plugin to our project, and when we invoke the check or build task, the extra tasks of the plugin are executed automatically.

Also, the check task is dependent on the test task. Gradle will always make sure that the test task is executed before the check task, so we know that all source...