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Gradle in Action

3.56  ·  Rating Details ·  48 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Gradle is the next step in JVM-based build tools. It draws on lessons learned from established build tools like Ant and Maven, incorporating and improving upon their best ideas, like full flexibility and convention over configuration. In Gradle, problem domains are declaratively modeled using a powerful Groovy DSL instead of cumbersome XML. As a result, builds are far more ...more
ebook, 390 pages
Published January 28th 2014 by Manning (first published September 28th 2013)
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Miroslav Vidović
Dec 02, 2016 Miroslav Vidović rated it really liked it
This is a very thorough book and a good reference with lots of examples.
Qubitng
Sep 13, 2014 Qubitng rated it did not like it
Shelves: programming-java
Tedious and verbose. I just don't understand the philosophy of any of these "in Action" books and I've tried reading 3 of them. They'll tell you that the Animal kingdom is huge but then go on and examine only Koala bears. You get no higher sense of the properties and behaviors that are prevalent in the Animal kingdom. And because of the conversational/story telling style, information is scattered about. Never again will I pick up one of these "in Action" books. If you love the style of ...more
Andy
Apr 13, 2014 Andy rated it really liked it
Shelves: tech
This is a very thorough book about Gradle. It describes various scenarios where one could use a build tool like Gradle. It described how Gradle, specifically, can be used to solve those problem. After reading this you should be able to do just about whatever you need to do with Gradle. The bonus is that there are many other useful development tools discussed along the way that can aid in other development areas (especially Java related tools).
Steve
Sep 17, 2013 Steve rated it liked it
An OK book that has lots of useful information. But it wasn't as concise as I'd have liked and it tried too hard to drive home the point that Gradle is much better than ant and maven, rather than arguing that it's more flexible or that it's the tool to use when your problem exceeds the scope of what maven can do. (Note: my comments are based on a Aug 2013 MEAP version, so the book may have improved since)
Brett
Aug 10, 2015 Brett rated it it was ok
I found it bizarre that the explanation of Gradle syntax (how it relates to groovy) was buried in a brief appendix, when it is what you need to understand in order to confidently go beyond the samples provided. Meanwhile the main text is full of tedious explanations and tangential discussions that only barely relate to understanding Gradle.
Luboš
Oct 16, 2014 Luboš rated it liked it
I am not sure for whom the book is. It describes the concept of repositories for beginners on one hand and advanced stuff like puppet on the other hand.
Yamir Encarnacion
I was going to rank this book 3 stars ... until I read Chapter 11 on Building Polyglot Projects. I found Chapter 11 very useful.
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This book shows good example how to use gradle to build projects.
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