How to Quick-Start With Gradle Automation Tool on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial LTS Linux Easy Guide

February 9, 2016 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist.

Latest Gradle Quick Start for Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Linux

Hi! The Tutorial shows you Step-by-Step How to Install and Getting-Started with the Latest Gradle Enterprise Automation Tools for Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus LTS GNU/Linux Desktop/Server.

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 Ubuntu Linux Bottom you will find a Link to Hello-World Gradle Build Script Guide.

Gradle Quick Start for Ubuntu 16.04 Linux - Featured
  1. Download Latest Gradle Complete Release

    Gradle All .zip
  2. Open a Shell session
    Ctrl+Alt+t on Desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Gradle Quick Start for Ubuntu 16.04 Linux - Open Terminal

    In case first see: Terminal QuickStart Guide.

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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 mv /tmp/gradle* /opt/

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo

  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

    Then to Load New SetUp:

  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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