DESCRIPTION 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 expressive, extensible, and testable. Gradle in Action is a comprehensive guide to end-to-end project automation with Gradle. Starting with the basics, this practical, easy-to-read book discusses how to build a full-fledged, real-world project. Along the way, it touches on advanced topics like testing, continuous integration, and monitoring code quality. It also covers tasks like setting up target environments and deploying software. RETAIL SELLING POINTS Practical real-world examples Gradle from the ground up Takes software delivery processes to the next level. AUDIENCE No prior experience with Groovy required. This book assumes basic knowledge of Java. ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY Build automation is key to implementing Continuous Delivery, a hot topic these days. Enterprises want to ship software, fast and repeatable. Gradle, a powerful and expressive build tool, plays an important role as an enabling tool to support the build and deployment process.