What is Gradle?
Gradle is an Opensource build automation tool to build and run projects in Android and java based on projects.
- Incremental builds Gradle considers the last modified files and the last build and only builds with modified files thus improving performance.
- Parallel task execution
- Build caching
- JVM and Android application management
The current version is 7.1.
The Gradle tool can be downloaded from here. You can check my other post below to check whether Gradle is installed or not.
The Gradle download can be in a binary form or a complete form.
gradle vs maven
There are a lot of differences between Gradle and Maven.
You can check another article difference between Gradle and maven
Gradle plugins are useful to add extra functionality for tasks, dependency, and configuration values.
Frequently used plugins
- java plugin
- android plugin
What is the Gradle wrapper
The Gradle wrapper is a command-line tool to start the Gradle build project.
It contains two batch script files in Gradle-based projects.
- gradlew.bat for windows
- gradlew.sh for Linux system
The gradle wrapper allows you to run and build projects without installing them on the local machine.
These gradle wrapper scripts add by default with the Gradle project.
You can still add using the below command.
gradle wrapper --gradle-version 7.1.1
It adds the following files to the project.
└── <project folder> └── gradlew └── gradlew.bat └── build.gradle └── └── └── gradle └── wrapper └── gradle-wrapper.jar └── gradle-wrapper.properties
You can also check a difference between Gradle and gradlew command
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