Gradle: The modern open source polyglot build automation system

The application build process, if we’re being honest, can be hell. You can be tormented by deathmarch projects, which are IT projects with a greater than 50% chance of failure. Long build times can ruin your schedules. Code freezes can be frustrating. Build script chaos can make your hair stand on end. Bug regression can be frustrating. And you can be haunted by broken release processes.

But you can say goodbye to all these problems with Gradle. With it, you can finally automate and integrate your DevOps toolchain with build programming language that’s expressive and concise.

KEY FEATURES

  • Unified cross platform builds: It’s a polyglot build system, and with Gradle you can unify the build for dozens of languages. In fact, LinkedIn uses it to unify the build for 60 languages, which includes Android, Java, iOS, C++, Hadoop, Scala, JavaScript, and Python.
  • Integrates the DevOps lifecycle: You get consistent results, and it doesn’t matter if you’re building from the CI server, IDE, or command line. You can actually move easily between the command line and IDE.
  • Robust dependency management: Every application build process relies on library and project dependencies. It’s for that reason every Gradle build comes with a powerful dependency management.
  • Fully programmable builds: The build language allows for virtually infinite customization. This allows you to tailor Gradle to fit your needs precisely.
  • High performance builds: It can help with projects of any size, and it boosts productivity and uses computing resources efficiently.
  • Build reporting: This enables development, lets you monitor the progress, and sees to it that you meet compliance requirements.

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