Building Java Projects with Gradle is a comprehensive guide to using Gradle, a build automation tool, to develop and manage Java projects. In this book, you will learn how to set up a Gradle project, configure build scripts, manage dependencies, run tests, and deploy your application.

The book is written by Tim Berglund, a seasoned software engineer and technology educator, who has years of experience working with Gradle and Java. He provides clear and concise explanations of the Gradle build system and its features, making it easy for readers to understand and apply.

The first part of the book introduces the basics of Gradle and explains how to create a simple Java project using Gradle. You will learn how to use the Gradle wrapper, which allows you to run Gradle builds without installing Gradle on your machine. The author also covers how to manage dependencies with Gradle and how to integrate your project with popular development tools like Eclipse and IntelliJ IDEA.

In the second part of the book, the author delves into more advanced topics, such as how to create multi-project builds, how to use plugins to extend Gradle’s functionality, and how to optimize build performance. He also covers topics like continuous integration and deployment, which are essential for modern software development.

Throughout the book, the author provides real-world examples and best practices, making it easy for readers to follow along and apply the concepts to their own projects. The book also includes exercises and quizzes to test your knowledge and reinforce your learning.

Whether you are new to Gradle or an experienced user looking to deepen your knowledge, Building Java Projects with Gradle is the perfect guide for you. With its clear explanations, practical examples, and helpful tips, this book will help you become a more effective and efficient Java developer.