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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 FindBugs plugin

FindBugs is another library that we can use to analyze our source code. To use FindBugs in our Gradle builds, we will simply have to apply the findbugs plugin. We can either apply one source code analysis plugin to our project or we can apply multiple plugins. Each tool has different features. It just depends on what we want to check or what is prescribed per company policy. The plugin will add the findbugsMain and findbugsTest tasks to analyze the source code from the main and test source sets. If we have a custom source set, then the findbugs<SourceSet> task is also added to the plugin. These tasks are all dependency tasks for the check task.

Just as with the other code quality plugins, the FindBugs dependencies are not included with Gradle, but they will be downloaded the first time we use findbugs tasks. We must include a repository definition that will enable Gradle to find the FindBugs dependencies. To change the FindBugs version that is being used, we...