This concise book is a quick-start primer on the Gradle build automation tool. It provides a general introduction to Gradle, including how to set it up and the basics of Groovy, the language used for creating Gradle build files. The book also provides practical guides to writing tasks and actions and to understanding the build life cycle. Furthermore, it takes you step-by-step through the creation and use of a custom plugin.
After reading and using Introducing Gradle, you will have an understanding of Gradle’s dependency management and how single and multi-projects are structured and configured. It also teaches you how to use Gradle for publishing artifacts to local and Nexus remote repositories. Finally, the book covers Jenkins support for Gradle.