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What exactly is Gradle and why are we using it?

+10 votes
Obviously we used Gradle for our most recent lab, what exactly did we get out of doing that though?
asked Sep 7 in CSC 285 (F17) by Jonathan Meir (100 points)

2 Answers

+2 votes
From my limited understanding Gradle allows developers to create a very robust workspace that can be shared between users and keep the same settings. It also allows for better configuration across projects that are interlinked.

"Gradle was designed for multi-project builds which can grow to be quite large, and supports incremental builds by intelligently determining which parts of the build tree are up-to-date, so that any task dependent upon those parts will not need to be re-executed." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gradle
answered Sep 14 by Daniel Zwiener (100 points)
+1 vote
Gradle is just a plugin that handles stuff which goes along with the project you are trying to import.
answered Sep 7 by Minh Ta (100 points)