Join James Harmon for an in-depth discussion in this video Install software, part of Gradle for Java Developers.
- [Instructor] In this video we'll talk about how to install the software used for this course. Gradle is a Java framework so we need to install Gradle. I've provided the link to the download and installation page, but as a Java developer you've probably already got Java on your machine. Or you know how to install it. But if not, you can use this page to select the proper version for your machine and see the installation instructions. This course also uses the IntelliJ IDE to allow you to edit and run the code.
So here I've provided a link to the web page and you can select the community edition which is the one that I'm using and download that. This page also provides good installation instruction so if you haven't installed IntelliJ before it will walk you through it. However, I'd like to let you know that Gradle doesn't require any specific IDE so you could use a different one, such as Eclipse but it might be slightly harder to follow along with the videos because I will be using the IntelliJ IDE community edition. But you know best how you work so feel free to use any IDE that you like.
The new part, for most Java developers will be the installation of Gradle. Fortunately, it's pretty straightforward and the instructions are very good. I've provided a link to the Gradle.org install page here and you can follow along with the instructions for installing Gradle, unpacking the distribution, configuring your system environment, and then verifying your installation of Gradle. Well that should give you enough to get all the software installed. So let's continue on.
- The purpose of Gradle
- Building a Java project with Gradle
- Adding a dependency to a project
- Creating a library module
- The Gradle project structure
- Creating new Gradle tasks
- Profiling and using the Gradle cloud