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Gradle Introduction

Gradle is a project automation tool that builds upon the concepts of Apache Ant and Apache Maven and introduces a Groovy-based domain-specific language (DSL) instead of the more traditional XML form of declaring the project configuration.

Unlike Apache Maven, which defines lifecycles, and Apache Ant, where targets are invoked based upon a depends-on partial ordering, Gradle uses a directed acyclic graph ("DAG") to determine the order in which tasks can be run.

Gradle was designed for multi-project builds which can grow to be quite large, and supports incremental builds by intelligently determining which parts of the build tree are up-to-date, so that any task dependent upon those parts will not need to be re-executed.

You can see more gralde configuration examples in this site.

Reference: Gradle Documentation

Gradle configuration examples

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  2. What is gradle project and task
  3. What is build.gradle file?
  4. How to avoid gradle log messages?
  5. How to define default tasks in Gradle?
  6. How to list all gradle tasks?
  7. How to list gradle project properties?
  8. How to declare a task that depends on other task?
  9. How to create dynamic tasks in Gradle?
  10. How to exclude a task in gradle?
  11. How to create java project in gradle?
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Inner class and Anonymous class
Inner class: classes defined in other classes, including those defined in methods are called inner classes. An inner class can have any accessibility including private.

Anonymous class: Anonymous class is a class defined inside a method without a name and is instantiated and declared in the same place and cannot have explicit constructors.
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I'm Nataraja Gootooru, programmer by profession and passionate about technologies. All examples given here are as simple as possible to help beginners. The source code is compiled and tested in my dev environment.

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