List/Grid Tag Archives: Gradle

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Creating beautiful release notes with git, gradle and markdown

During the last days I asked myself how to generated releases notes from information that are available in commit  / tag messages from git. The decisions My first approach was to create the list of changes directly from the commi ...
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Specifying Gradle Build Properties

Properties are a valuable tool for easily customizing Gradle builds and the Gradle environment. I demonstrate some of these approaches for specifying properties used in a Gradle build in this post. Gradle supports both project pro ...
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The Gradle Interface: Gradle Build Metadata

As I’ve shown in previous posts such as “Identifying Gradle Conventions” and “Evolving Gradle Build from Ant Build: Importing Ant Build File“, significant information about a Gradle build can be glean ...
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Differentiating Ant Target-Based Gradle Tasks

In my blog post Evolving Gradle Build from Ant Build: Importing Ant Build File, I demonstrated using Gradle‘s built-in AntBuilder-based Ant support to import Ant targets in a Gradle build. These Ant targets can then be acces ...
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Evolving Gradle Build from Ant Build: Importing Ant Build File

Changing the build system on a large project can be difficult and a lot of work. Fortunately for those migrating Ant builds to Gradle builds, Gradle provides particularly convenient mechanisms to facilitate this migration. Because ...
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Identifying Gradle Conventions

Configuration by convention has many advantages, especially in terms of conciseness because developers do not need to explicitly configure things that are implicitly configured through convention. When taking advantage of configur ...
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Simple Gradle Java Plugin Customization

As I demonstrated in the post A First Look at Building Java with Gradle, Gradle is particularly concise and easy to apply to the basics of building a Java application when one uses the Java plugin and places files and directories ...
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Gradle Command-Line Conveniences

In my post A First Look at Building Java with Gradle, I briefly mentioned using Gradle‘s “gradle tasks” command to see the available tasks for a particular Gradle build. In this post, I expand on that brief menti ...
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Gradle: do we need another build tool?

In the early days of Java development, we either didn’t see much of a need for build tools, or used what we had from other environments. I can still remember building shell scripts and make files for developing Java. The make fi ...
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Gradle Goodness: Running a Single Test

We can run test code with Gradle using the test task that is added by the Java plugin. By default all tests found in the project are executed. If we want to run a single test we can use the Java system property test.single with th ...
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