Introduction of Gradle

Gradle is build automation evolved. Gradle can automate the building, testing, publishing, deployment and more of software packages or other types of projects such as generated static websites, generated documentation or indeed anything else.
Gradle combines the power and flexibility of Ant with the dependency management and conventions of Maven into a more effective way to build. Powered by a Groovy DSL and packed with innovation, Gradle provides a declarative way to describe all kinds of builds through sensible defaults. Gradle is quickly becoming the build system of choice for many open source projects, leading edge enterprises and legacy automation challenges.

REVOLUTIONARY FEATURES ON THE GRADLE ROADMAP

We are convinced that Gradle 2.0 is the best available enterprise build system. Yet we are far from done. Learn about upcoming features in Gradle including:

  • Configuration Tasks
  • Persistable Build Configuration
  • Variant Aware Dependency Management
  • Parallel Task Execution
  • Watcher Mode for Daemon
  • Global Cache

Reference
http://www.gradle.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gradle
http://spring.io/guides/gs/gradle/
http://developer.android.com/sdk/installing/studio-build.html

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