Play by Play: Customizing Gradle with Plugins

Learn how to customize builds with the Gradle plugin API, adding domain-specific language to the build tool itself.
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(16)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jan 21, 2016
Duration
1h 52m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(16)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jan 21, 2016
Duration
1h 52m
Description

Most builds start out simple and end up complex. Gradle is designed to handle this complexity naturally through its easy-to-use plugin API. More than just a way to script together a few custom scripts, Gradle plugins have the ability to alter the domain model of the build tool itself, letting you express your complex build requirements in simple and elegant extensions to Gradle's DSL. In the course, you'll see Tim create a plugin to help build Asciidoctor presentations, starting from boilerplate build and ending up with a fully customized, published plugin consumed from the plugin portal. The course materials are available at: https://github.com/tlberglund/asciidoctor-presentation.

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Teacher, author, frequent speaker, technology leader. Leads the curriculum team at DataStax.