Gradle is the next-generation build automation. Not only does Gradle
use convention over configuration to provide good defaults, it is also adaptable for
use in every situation you encounter in daily development. Build logic is described
with a powerful DSL and empowers developers to create reusable and maintainable
We will see more about Gradle in this book. We will learn about Gradle's features
with code samples throughout the book. We will learn how to write tasks, work
with files, and write build scripts using the Groovy DSL. Next, we will learn how
to use Gradle in projects to compile, package, test, check code quality and deploy
applications. And finally, we will see how to integrate Gradle with continuous
integration servers and development environments (IDEs).
After reading this book, we will know how to use Gradle in our daily
development. We can write tasks, apply plugins, and write build logic using
the Gradle build language.
Empower yourself to automate your build
Learn the best of Gradle
Work easily with multi-projects.
Apply Gradle to your Java, Scala and Groovy projects.
Gradle is the next generation in build automation. It uses convention-over-configuration to provide good defaults, but is also flexible enough to be usable in every situation you encounter in daily development. Build logic is described with a powerful DSL and empowers developers to create reusable and maintainable build logic.
"Gradle Effective Implementation Guide" is a great introduction and reference for using Gradle. The Gradle build language is explained with hands on code and practical applications. You learn how to apply Gradle in your Java, Scala or Groovy projects, integrate with your favorite IDE and how to integrate with well-known continuous integration servers..
Start with the foundations and work your way through hands on examples to build your knowledge of Gradle to skyscraper heights. You will quickly learn the basics of Gradle, how to write tasks, work with files and how to use write build scripts using the Groovy DSL. Then as you develop you will be shown how to use Gradle for Java projects. Compile, package, test and deploy your applications with ease. When you've mastered the simple, move on to the sublime and integrate your code with continuous integration servers and IDEs. By the end of the "Gradle Effective Implementation Guide" you will be able to use Gradle in your daily development. Writing tasks, applying plugins and creating build logic will be second nature.
What you will learn from this book
Create Gradle build scripts from clear examples
Write build logic with the Gradle build language
Compile, test and check your Java, Scala and Groovy applications
Write your own custom tasks and plugins
Use Gradle on continous integrations servers Jenkins, TeamCity and Bamboo
Integrate Gradle with Eclipse and IntelliJ IDEA
Written in Packt's tutorial format the hands on examples and real life applications that will guide you through Gradle and give you the knowledge to use it every day.
Who this book is written for
If you are a Java developer who wants to automate compiling, packaging and deploying your application this book is for you..