Accelerate developer productivity with gradle tool

Accelerate developer productivity with gradle tool

December 22, 2020 / Nirav S

According to Wikipedia, Gradle is a build automation tool for multi-language software development. It controls the development process in the tasks of compilation and packaging to testing, deployment, and publishing.

Its main features are

  • Highly customizable
  • Powerful
  • Fast

Prerequisites

Gradle requires a Java JDK version 7 or higher to run Install Gradle in ubuntu machine,

Step: 1

Download and install Gradle,

$wget https://services.gradle.org/distributions/gradle-5.0-bin.zip

Step:2

Unpack the distribution First, create a directory and unzip the file

$sudo mkdir /opt/gradle

Extract the file to the newly created directory

unzip -d /opt/gradle gradle-5.0-bin.zip

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You can view the directly it by below command,

$ls /opt/gradle/gradle-5.0

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Step: 3

To run Gradle, first, add the environment variable GRADLE_HOME.

$export PATH=$PATH:/opt/gradle/gradle-5.0/bin

Step: 4

Verify the version,

$gradle -v

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Congratulations, if you see something like that then, Gradle is successfully installed on your server.

Conclusion:

Gradle is an open-source build automation tool that is designed to be flexible enough to build almost any type of software and we saw how to install it in a ubuntu server.

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