List/Grid Tag Archives: Gradle

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Getting Started with Gradle: Creating a Multi-Project Build

Although we can create a working application by using only one module, sometimes it is wiser to divide our application into multiple smaller modules. Because this is a rather common ...
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Gradle Goodness: Rename Ant Task Names When Importing Ant Build File

Migrating from Ant to Gradle is very easy with the importBuild method from AntBuilder. We only have to add this single line and reference our existing Ant build XML file and all Ant ...
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Gradle Goodness: Continue Build Even with Failed Tasks

If we run a Gradle build and one of the tasks fails, the whole build stops immediately. So we have fast feedback of our build status. If we don’t want to this and want Gradle to execute ...
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Gradle Goodness: Using CopySpec with Tasks

To define a Copy task we specify the files we want to copy and to which directory. This definition is a CopySpec instance. It contains the rules that defines what we want to copy. The ...
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Gradle Goodness: Using and Working with Gradle Version

To get the current Gradle version we can use the gradleVersion property of the Gradle object. This returns a string value we can use for displaying the values. If we want to compare ...
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Gradle Goodness: Running Groovy Scripts as Application

In a previous post we learned how to run a Java application in a Gradle project. The Java source file with a main method is part of the project and we use the JavaExec task to run the ...
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Eliminating Development Redeploys using Gradle

For service development, my team recently moved away from Grails to the Dropwizard framework. One of the things I really missed from the Grails stack, though, was auto-reloading: any ...
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Gradle Goodness: Adding Dependencies Only for Packaging to War

My colleague, Tom Wetjens, wrote a blog post Package-only dependencies in Maven. He showed a Maven solution when we want to include dependencies in the WAR file, which are not used ...
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Using Gradle to Build & Apply AST Transformations

Recently, I wanted to both build and apply local ast transformations in a Gradle project. While I could find several examples of how to write transformations, I couldn’t find ...
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Getting Started with Gradle: Creating a Binary Distribution

After we have created a useful application, the odds are that we want to share it with other people. One way to do this is to create a binary distribution that can be downloaded from ...
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