Gradle provides many advantages and here is a list
Declarative Builds: Probably one of the biggest advantage of Gradle is Groovy
language. Gradle provides declarative language elements. Which providea build-byconvention support for Java, Groovy, Web and Scala.
Structured Build: Gradle allows developers to apply common design principles to
their build. It provides a perfect structure for build, so that well-structured and easily
maintained, comprehensible build structures can be built.
Deep API: Using this API, developers can monitor and customize its configuration
and execution behaviors.
Scalability: Gradle can easily increase productivity, from simple and single project
builds to huge enterprise multi-project builds.
Multi-project builds: Gradle supports multi-project builds and also partial builds.
Build management: Gradle supports different strategies to manage project
First build integration tool − Gradle completely supports ANT tasks, Maven and lvy
repository infrastructure for publishing and retrieving dependencies. It also provides a
converter for turning a Maven pom.xml to Gradle script.
Ease of migration: Gradle can easily adapt to any project structure.
Gradle Wrapper: Gradle Wrapper allows developers to execute Gradle builds on
machines where Gradle is not installed. This is useful for continuous integration of
Free open source − Gradle is an open source project, and licensed under the
Apache Software License (ASL).
Groovy: Gradle's build scripts are written in Groovy, not XML. But unlike other
approaches this is not for simply exposing the raw scripting power of a dynamic
language. The whole design of Gradle is oriented towards being used as a language,
not as a rigid framework.