Whether you are a college student looking for a way to build your code(for free) or an industry professional looking for a one stop shop to build your project or an upgrade from Maven. Gradle can handle everything from file management to build scans to integration with Continuous Integration Platforms like TeamCity.
You will get a quick grasp on Gradle. It is one of the best build automation tools out there, with the ability to write fast and highly customizable builds in Groovy or Kotlin.
The course is divided into sections, each independently forms a module and a course in itself. Each section is backed up by quizzes and assignments to keep you on track. Whether you are a college student looking to get some experience with automated builds or a professional looking for a tool to build and test code you will find what you need here. Everything is well documented and separated, so you can find what you need.
The Install and SetUp of Gradle
We will sign up and install java and HomeBrew(for the Mac). Then Mac users will install Gradle using HomeBrew while Windows users will use a manual installation process. Each step will be covered clearly so you have no doubts along the way. Then we will see how to use Gradle in an IDE like Eclipse and even run a couple of tasks from Eclipse. At this point we will give you an overview of what Gradle is.
Install and Setup Groovy on Eclipse. Move on to learning Groovy basics like Maps, Lists and Loops. Also checkout how to use Groovy from the Command Line.
The Basics of Gradle
What will you be leaning in this section:
· Do First and Do Last commands
· Use Loops and Operators
· Use Dependencies in build scripts
· Master Lifecycle tasks with the base plug in
· Learn how to use project level variables
· How to work with local variables
· How to use shortcut notation
· The basics of lists and maps
· Use Gradle Wrapper
· Create Build Scans
Logging and File Management in Gradle
Learn how to use different types and levels of Logging in Gradle. Learn how to copy, move,zip and unzip files.
Build Apps with Gradle
Practice everything we have learnt. Meanwhile also learn how to setup Gradle with Android Studio and create and build Java apps. End the course by learning about the Jacoco Plug in.