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Gradle Build Tool (Open Source)

Gradle Build Tool (Open Source)

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What is Gradle Build Tool (Open Source)?

Gradle is an open source build system. Gradle boasts a rich API and mature ecosystem of plugins and integrations to support automation. Users can model, integrate and systematize the delivery of software from end to end.

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Gradle has gained popularity as the preferred build tool for various use cases. Users have found that Gradle's cache feature significantly …
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Gradle Review

10 out of 10
March 08, 2021
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Gradle is used as a build tool for the application codebase. Used for both compiling and packaging the artefacts for the projects.
Its a …
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Excellent build tool

9 out of 10
October 24, 2019
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We are using Gradle as a build tool. We are using it across all the departments in our organization. We are using Gradle to build all our …
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I like Gradle!!!

10 out of 10
January 24, 2018
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We currently use Gradle to manage the build lifecycle of our applications. It's used by the IT department, we are currently using it with …
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What is Gradle Build Tool (Open Source)?

Gradle is an open source build system. Gradle boasts a rich API and mature ecosystem of plugins and integrations to support automation. Users can model, integrate and systematize the delivery of software from end to end.

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Gradle is an open source build system. Gradle boasts a rich API and mature ecosystem of plugins and integrations to support automation. Users can model, integrate and systematize the delivery of software from end to end.

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Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 9.

The most common users of Gradle Build Tool (Open Source) are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Gradle has gained popularity as the preferred build tool for various use cases. Users have found that Gradle's cache feature significantly reduces compile time and increases developer productivity. This capability is particularly beneficial in large codebases and complex backend applications. Additionally, Gradle seamlessly integrates with DevOps tools, allowing for customization of build structures for single or multi-project builds, making it a popular choice among developers. The switch from Ant/Maven to Gradle has been well-received by users who appreciate the customization options and the ability to set up remote cache for CI builds. Gradle has become the standard build tool for Android development, enabling the creation of different flavors and multiple versions. It also serves as a comprehensive build management software for Java applications, offering a range of plug-ins and frameworks available in the community. Whether it's compiling and packaging artifacts, managing dependencies, or automating deployment processes, Gradle has proven its effectiveness in delivering robust software solutions.

Gradle has received positive feedback from reviewers for several key strengths. The intuitive user interface has been consistently praised for its ease of use and efficiency in completing tasks. Many users have stated that the UI allows for quick and efficient task completion. Additionally, several reviewers have mentioned that Gradle's wide language support, particularly for multiple JVM languages like Groovy, has made it accessible to a wide range of computer engineers. This feature enables them to quickly understand and work with Gradle code. Another major strength of Gradle is its support for DSL automation based on Groovy. Users appreciate this feature as it allows for the automation of complex build jobs, making it particularly useful in maintaining and modifying intricate build processes. Overall, these strengths contribute to Gradle's popularity among developers and enhance its usability in diverse development environments.

Limited Documentation: Some users have mentioned that there is a need for ample documentation for Groovy DSL to write build configs in Gradle. They feel that the existing documentation could be more comprehensive and provide clearer instructions on how to use Groovy DSL effectively.

Lack of Real-Life Examples: Several reviewers have suggested that while the Gradle documentation available online is quite comprehensive, it would be helpful to include more real-life examples. These examples would assist users in understanding how to apply Gradle's features and functionalities in practical scenarios.

Complex Build Support: A number of users have stated that Gradle needs to work on supporting more complex builds, especially for web applications. They believe that enhancing the capabilities of Gradle when it comes to handling intricate build configurations would greatly benefit developers working on complex projects.

Reviewers have made several recommendations for using this tool effectively. The most common recommendations are as follows:

  1. Obtain buy-in from the development team: Users suggest that it is important to ensure that the development team is on board with using this tool. Having the support and cooperation of the team can help make the implementation smoother and more successful.

  2. Consider using Java: Some reviewers recommend considering Java as the programming language when building with this tool. They believe that using Java can offer certain advantages and compatibility that may enhance the overall performance and functionality of the tool.

  3. Put in the effort: Users agree that while using this tool may require some effort initially, it is worth it in the long run. Taking the time to learn and understand the ins and outs of the tool can lead to better outcomes and a more efficient workflow.

By following these recommendations, users can maximize the benefits of using this tool and ensure a successful implementation within their development process.

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Sayam Jain | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • It support various development environment.
  • Caching can be enabled which can help in fast build for development environment
  • It can be easily Integrateable with other devops tools
  • Speed for build can be increased
Sharique Khan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Build Cache - Enables quick build on dev machines
  • Supports multi project builds - enabling modular architecture
  • Customizable build tasks
  • Support for multiple JVM languages
  • Need for ample documentation for its Groovy DSL to write build configs
  • System File Encoding
  • Environment variable changes tracking
March 08, 2021

Gradle Review

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Compiling and Build process
  • Artefacts Packaging and publishing
  • IDE integration for seamless development
  • Logging can be improved
  • dependency management and its eco system
October 24, 2019

Excellent build tool

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • We use it as a build tool.
  • We build Java applications using this tool.
  • We also use Gradle to test our apps.
  • It becomes a bit tricky when we use Gradle demon.
David Tanner | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 4 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • It allows us to share configurations between machines and developers
  • It makes builds reproducible
  • It allows us to tweak how our server gets bundled and deployed
  • Still under development, not as mature as Maven
  • Build files aren't as easy to follow because they are so loose
  • The community isn't as large as Maven
January 24, 2018

I like Gradle!!!

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • It's highly customizable and easy to understand
  • It's quite simple to write an additional plugin if that's necessary
  • Provides support for Groovy and the latest versions also support Kotlin
  • The gradle wrapper is awesome because it allows to use Gradle without installing it
  • I'd like to see a way to specify how to run only certain tests in parallel, I tried this feature and for tests that involve interaction with SQL Databases sometimes I can't because of deadlocks.
  • Not sure if there is something else, gradle has been working really good for us and they are adding improvements all the time which is awesome. I used to think the performance is a deal but the latest versions are addressing this issue very well
Dirce Richards | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Gradle's methods to manipulate files is very flexible. It minimizes the amount of code one has to write to copy, move, or expand zip or tar files.
  • Gradle uses Groovy, which is a Java like language. This allows for most computer engineers to come up to speed fairly quickly, for writing or maintaining gradle code.
  • Gradle also supports DSL (Domain Specific Language), which is based on Groovy. The DSL language allows engineers to automate build jobs that otherwise could be very cumbersome to maintain or modify.
  • The Gradle documentation is available online, and it is quite comprehensive. However, more real life examples could be useful.
January 23, 2017

Gradle - a modern Maven

Gabriel Freire | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Cross-version compatibility testing
  • Inspection of build outcome and output
  • Build automatically when sources change
  • Continuous build detects changes that occur during build execution
  • Ease of use
  • Gradle's configuration isn't always intuitive
  • Changing a project from Maven to gradle sometimes proves to be a difficult task
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