Gradle is a build automation tool for java and android projects. A developer working on java projects knows about Gradle command use. This tutorial covers list of commands used by the developer for daily usage in projects
Please have a look at my previous article maven installation. For the maven installation, the JDK is required.
You can use either gradle wrapper command
gradlew or [installs gradle] (/gradle-installation> locally for gradle command execution
How to Compile Gradle project?
It will compile the project java files
How to run spring boot project with Gradle**
In the spring boot project, once the Gradle plugin is configured, Application is built using the below command
How do you make a jar file for the spring boot application?
Here is the command for creating a war file for the same
Spring boot application can be started using the
This will compile, copy and run the spring boot server, It is not required to build and compile the application.
How to list tasks in a project
all tasks can be listed for the build file using the below command
It will display all tasks related to the build file in a project
Gradle tasks command lists out all the tasks configured in a project
gradle tasks gradle tasks --all
These tasks should be run in the project where build.gradle exists.
B:\javaproject>gradle tasks Starting a Gradle Daemon (subsequent builds will be faster) > Task :tasks ------------------------------------------------------------ Tasks runnable from root project ------------------------------------------------------------ Build Setup tasks ----------------- init - Initializes a new Gradle build. wrapper - Generates Gradle wrapper files. Help tasks ---------- buildEnvironment - Displays all buildscript dependencies declared in root project 'javaproject'. components - Displays the components produced by root project 'javaproject'. [incubating] dependencies - Displays all dependencies declared in root project 'javaproject'. dependencyInsight - Displays the insight into a specific dependency in the root project 'javaproject'. dependentComponents - Displays the dependent components of components in root project 'javaproject'. [incubating] help - Displays a help message. model - Displays the configuration model of root project 'javaproject'. [incubating] outgoingVariants - Displays the outgoing variants of root project 'javaproject'. projects - Displays the sub-projects of root project 'javaproject'. properties - Displays the properties of root project 'javaproject'. tasks - Displays the tasks runnable from root project 'javaproject'. To see all tasks and more detail, run gradle tasks --all
All the tasks are listed with a description.
Gradle tasks are run with the below command.
for example, to build the project
How to Convert maven project to Gradle project
gradle setupBuild command converts the maven project to gradle build
This read pom.xml configuration and outputs build.gradle file
How to run test case execution in Gradle
test tasks used to compile and run test cases in Gradle projects
How to list out dependencies of the Gradle project
the below command list out all dependencies of a project
How to run clean gradle build
gradle clean command deletes previous build output. This will help to run a freshly build project.
How to add Gradle to the existing project
grid init command required configuration and files to existing java project.
B:\myproject>gradle init Select type of project to generate: 1: basic 2: application 3: library 4: Gradle plugin Enter selection (default: basic) [1..4] Select build script DSL: 1: Groovy 2: Kotlin Enter selection (default: Groovy) [1..2] Project name (default: myproject): > Task :init Get more help with your project: https://guides.gradle.org/creating-new-gradle-builds BUILD SUCCESSFUL in 1m 4s 2 actionable tasks: 2 executed
How to add a wrapper to the gradle project?
Gradle and Gradle wrapper are used to execute the tasks
gradle wrapper command adds the wrapper and required jars to the project
gradle wrapper --gradle-version 7.1.1
This adds the following files to the project.
└── <project folder> └── gradlew └── gradlew.bat └── build.gradle └── └── └── gradle └── wrapper └── gradle-wrapper.jar └── gradle-wrapper.properties