How-to QuickStart with Gradle Automation Tool on Linux Mint 18.x Easy Guide

March 11th, 2017 by thelinuxevangelist

Getting-Started with Gradle for Linux Mint 18.x

Hello Mint User! This Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install and Getting-Started with Gradle Enterprise Automation Tools on Linux Mint 18.x Sarah/Serena… i386/amd64 Desktop.

Gradle is the next evolutionary step in JVM-based build tools. It draws on lessons learned from established tools like Ant and Maven and takes their best ideas to the next level.

Following a build-by-convention approach, Gradle allows for declaratively modeling your problem domain using a powerful and expressive domain-specific language (DSL) implemented in Groovy instead of XML.

Gradle Evolved Automation Features:

  • Strong yet flexible conventions
  • Enterprise level control capabilities
  • Manageable and understandable builds

To the Gradle Installation Tutorial on Mint Linux Bottom You will find a Link to Hello-World Gradle Build Script Guide.

Gradle Quick-Start for Linux Mint 18.x - Featured
  1. Download Latest Gradle Complete Release:

    Get Gradle All .zip
  2. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Gradle Quick-Start for Linux Mint 18.x - Open Terminal
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  4. Check if Java Development Kit is Installed

    java -version
  5. Unzip Gradle Archive into /tmp

    unzip -d /tmp/ $HOME/Downloads/gradle*.zip
    rm $HOME/Downloads/gradle*.zip
  6. Relocate Gradle Archive

    sudo su -c "mv /tmp/gradle* /opt/"
  7. Add Gradle Env Variables and Set Path

    echo "GRADLE_HOME=/opt/gradle-[X.Y]" >> $HOME/.bashrc

    Just Replace the Gradle Version to [X.Y] in above Command

    echo 'export PATH=$PATH:$GRADLE_HOME/bin' >> $HOME/.bashrc
    source $HOME/.bashrc
  8. Testing Gradle Installation

    gradle -v
  9. (Optional) Speed Up Gradle Builds with Gradle Daemon

    echo "org.gradle.daemon=true" >> $HOME/.gradle/

    Once you have globally enabled the Gradle Daemon in this way, all your builds will take advantage a Speed Boost.

  10. Getting-Started with Gradle Automation Build Script:

    Gradle Build Script Example
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