The Gradle Masterclass

Discover the most advanced Java Build tools on the Planet!
The Gradle Masterclass
File Size :
2.60 GB
Total length :
6h 4m



Bruce E. Hilton


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The Gradle Masterclass

What you’ll learn

A high level of competence in building simple or complex Java Multi-Project Builds
Write Gradle Build Scripts using Groovy or Kotlin programming languages
Know what the Gradle Lifecycle is and how to benefit from it!
Know what the Gradle Domain Objects are and how to use them
Know how to get the most out of ‘Plugins’
Gain a deep knowledge of the Gradle Build Tool

The Gradle Masterclass


Some basic programming experience, preferably Java


Welcome to The Gradle Mastery Course !Where you will learn the intricacies and nuances of one of the most advanced software Build Tools on the planet …In this course you’ll learn about Gradle from the ground up.Starting with the corner stones of Gradle; the Domain Specific Language  or DSL,  the Domain Object Model and Lifecycle.Gradle relies heavily on what is called a Domain Specific Language or DSL.For along time Groovy has been Gradles go to DSL language. So it makes sense to start there and I provide you with a good understanding in how to use Groovy with Gradle, so you can get the maximum benefit from both. Later in the course I also take a look at using Kotlin as the DSL and what IDE support there is available for this amazing programming language.I then set the scene of how Gradle works from the inside out, by looking at the Gradle Lifecycle (… something that is often over looked!!). You’ll get to understand that mastering the Gradle Lifecycle and associated Domain Objects is the key to getting that ‘A-ha!’ moment with Gradle. (This alone will put you streets ahead of other developers.)You’ll learn that mastering the wide variety of Domain Objects that come with Gradle and its ‘Plugins’  are another key that unlocks the power of Gradle.From single Java projects to complex Multi-Project Java Web applications – these can easily be handled by Gradle and with the examples used in this course you’ll have plenty of guidance and experience to use on you’re very own projects and lead the way forward. Creating world class, leading edge build scripts, with arguably the most powerful and modern build tool on the planet!In this course I cover the basics of the Groovy language used by Gradle, later in the course I also touch upon using Kotlin as well.I cover in-depth the Gradle Lifecycle and how to hook into it, so we get the full benefit of Gradles power.I cover a variety of  Gradles Domain Objects and how to successfully manipulate them, as well as  ‘Plugins’ – in particular the Java Plugin.The Gradle ‘Wrapper is also covered in some detail. I look at the Buildship plugin for Eclipse and how that works. (The course is mainly based on using this platform.) The examples used in this course are various and all Java Projects. From single applications to Multi-Project Web Applications, all built and deployed using Gradle.The ideal student for this course is any Java developer who is looking to expand on their current skills.There’re no requirements to enroll on this course, only that you have some prior knowledge of Java,I only ask that you come open minded and ready to learn.


Section 1: Introduction

Lecture 1 Welcome & Course Introduction

Lecture 2 Introduction to Gradle

Section 2: Setting up!

Lecture 3 Lets see some Groovy!

Lecture 4 Installing the Java JDK and Eclipse IDE for the course

Lecture 5 Lets start using Gradle, Eclipse and the Buildship plugin.

Section 3: Something Groovy!

Lecture 6 Starting a Gradle Build Script

Lecture 7 The ‘return’ statement in Groovy

Lecture 8 Lets discover ‘types’ in Groovy

Lecture 9 Lets see how Groovy ‘Strings’ work

Lecture 10 Groovy ‘Properties’

Lecture 11 Introduction to Groovy Closures

Lecture 12 … more about Closures

Lecture 13 What is Closure ‘Resolution’…?

Section 4: Gradle under the hood

Lecture 14 Introduction the Gradle Object Model

Lecture 15 Introduction the Gradle Lifecycle

Lecture 16 The Gradle Initialization Phase

Lecture 17 Lifecycle Phases and the Gradle Object Model

Lecture 18 Lifecycle Phases and the Gradle object

Lecture 19 Lifecycle Phases and the Project object

Section 5: Gradle Properties

Lecture 20 Gradle Properties

Lecture 21 … more on Gradle Properties!

Section 6: Tasks & Actions

Lecture 22 Tasks and the Gradle Lifecycle …

Lecture 23 Our 1st Gradle Task …

Lecture 24 Configuring Tasks

Section 7: Task dependencies

Lecture 25 Introduction to ‘dependsOn’

Lecture 26 Filtering Tasks with ‘dependsOn’

Lecture 27 Using ‘dependsOn’ in conditional logic

Lecture 28 The Task Dependency Graph

Lecture 29 How to ‘Hook’ into the Task Dependency Graph

Section 8: Introduction to Plugins

Lecture 30 Introduction to ‘Plugins’

Lecture 31 Applying ‘Plugins’

Section 9: Building Java Applications with Gradle

Lecture 32 Our 1st Java program

Lecture 33 Starting to use Gradle with Java

Lecture 34 3rd Part Dependencies

Lecture 35 Building our 1st java application

Lecture 36 Assembling our Java application – Part:1

Lecture 37 Assembling our Java application – Part:2

Section 10: Building a Java Web application

Lecture 38 Building a Java Web application

Lecture 39 Deploying our Java Web application using Gradle

Section 11: Project Dependencies

Lecture 40 What are Transitive Dependencies?

Lecture 41 Analysing Dependencies

Lecture 42 Dependency Reports

Section 12: Multi-Project builds

Lecture 43 What is a Multi-Project build ?

Lecture 44 Our 1st Multi-Project build

Lecture 45 Setting-Up our Multi-Project Build

Lecture 46 Setting-Up our Project Dependencies

Lecture 47 Implementation and API Scopes

Section 13: Multi-Project Web Application

Lecture 48 Introduction to a Multi-Project Web application

Lecture 49 Overview of a Multi-Project Web application

Lecture 50 Building the Multi-Project Web Application

Lecture 51 FindBugs with Gradle

Lecture 52 PMD with Gradle

Lecture 53 Deploying our Multi-Project Web Application

Section 14: Kotlin as Our DSL

Lecture 54 Introduction to using Kotlin as Gradles DSL

Lecture 55 Using Kotlin DSL with our Console Application

Section 15: The Gradle Wrapper

Lecture 56 Creating a ‘New’ Java Project!

Lecture 57 All about the Gradle Wrapper!

Lecture 58 Running the Gradle Wrapper …

Section 16: The End

Lecture 59 Conclusion

Anyone wishing to Build there Java programs Reliably and Consistently,All Java developers!

Course Information:

Udemy | English | 6h 4m | 2.60 GB
Created by: Bruce E. Hilton

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