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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, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 by Minh Ta (100 points)
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