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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
About the Reviewer


In this chapter, we discussed that it is easy to use code analysis tools in a Gradle project. We can use Checkstyle, PMD, JDepend, and FindBugs for Java projects. For Groovy projects, we can use CodeNarc. All the plugins of these tools add new tasks to our project for each source set to do the analysis. Each of these tasks is a dependency task for the check task. So when we apply the plugin in a normal build, the code analysis will take place. We also discussed that the usage and syntax are mostly identical for each plugin.

In the next chapter, we will take a look at how to write our own custom task and plugin. We'll also discuss how to make it reusable in other Gradle builds.