Gradle is a Groovy-based DSL for building projects. The Gradle web site describes it as follows:
Gradle combines the power and flexibility of Ant with the dependency management and conventions of Maven into a more effective way to build. Powered by a Groovy DSL and packed with innovation, Gradle provides a declarative way to describe all kinds of builds through sensible defaults. -gradle.org (2015)1
Projects and Tasks
Each Gradle build is composed of one or more projects and each project is composed of tasks. The core of the Gradle build is the build.gradle file (which is called the build script).
To try it out, go to gradle.org ...