Gradle is the next generation of builds tools. It helps with building, publishing, deploying, and actually any other task which should be automated.
Gradle build scripts are written in Groovy, which makes this build tool really straightforward and easy to use. In this recipe, we are going to use the Groovy language.
We will use the Gradle plugin for Vaadin, which makes the development of Vaadin applications in Groovy really luxurious.
Let's install Gradle before we start from http://gradle.org/installation.
Create a new directory where we will place the new project:
Carry out the following steps in order to create a new project in Gradle: