Framework uses a Gradle-based build system. In the instructions below, ./gradlew is invoked from the root of the source tree and serves as a cross-platform, self-contained bootstrap mechanism for the build.
Git and JDK 8 update 20 or later
Be sure that your JAVA_HOME environment variable points to the jdk1.8.0 folder extracted from the JDK download.
Run ./import-into-eclipse.sh or read import-into-idea.md as appropriate.
Note: Per the prerequisites above, ensure that you have JDK 8 configured properly in your IDE.
Install all spring-* jars into your local Maven cache
Compile and test; build all jars, distribution zips, and docs
… and discover more commands with ./gradlew tasks. See also the Gradle build and release FAQ.