Gradle is a popular open-source build automation tool and dependency management system for Java, Kotlin, and other JVM-based languages. It provides a flexible and efficient way to automate the build, testing, and deployment process of software projects.
Gradle builds on the concepts of Apache Ant and Apache Maven, but offers a more modern and flexible approach to build automation. It uses a Groovy-based domain-specific language (DSL) for building and configuring projects, which makes it easier to write and read build scripts.
Gradle provides a number of key features, such as dependency management, incremental builds, parallel builds, and support for multi-project builds. It also integrates with a wide range of tools and technologies, such as JUnit, TestNG, Javadoc, and Docker, to support a variety of build and deployment workflows.
Gradle is often used in the development of large-scale enterprise-level applications, such as web applications, services, and mobile applications. It can also be used for building non-JVM-based projects, such as C++ or Python applications.
Gradle is an open-source tool and is available under the Apache License, which means that it can be freely used, modified, and distributed by anyone.
Mr. Arch Brooks, Software Engineer, Brooks Computing Systems, LLC authored this article.