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What is Gradle?

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Gradle is an open-source build automation system that builds upon the concepts of Apache

Ant and Apache Maven. Gradle has a proper programming language instead of XML

configuration file and the language is called ‘Groovy’.

Gradle uses a directed acyclic graph ("DAG") to determine the order in which tasks can be


Gradle was designed for multi-project builds, which can grow to be quite large. It supports

incremental builds by intelligently determining which parts of the build tree are up to date,

any task dependent only on those parts does not need to be re-executed.