The Gradle User Manual is broken down into the following sections:

Quick Start

Get up and running by installing Gradle.

Running Gradle Builds

Use Gradle to build your project.

Authoring Gradle Builds

Develop tasks and plugins to customize your build.

Authoring JVM Builds

Use Gradle with your Java project.

Working with Dependencies

Add dependencies to your build.

Optimizing Build Times

Use a cache to optimize your build.

Gradle on CI

Gradle integration with popular continuous integration (CI) servers.


  1. Gradle API Javadocs

  2. Gradle’s Groovy DSL

  3. Gradle’s Kotlin DSL

  4. Gradle Core Plugins