This page contains links and short descriptions for all the core plugins provided by Gradle itself.

JVM languages and frameworks

Java

Provides support for building any type of Java project.

Java Library

Provides support for building a Java library.

Groovy

Provides support for building any type of Groovy project.

Scala

Provides support for building any type of Scala project.

Play

Proivdes support for building, testing and running Play applications.

ANTLR

Provides support for generating parsers using ANTLR.

Packaging and distribution

Application

Provides support for building JVM-based, runnable applications.

WAR

Provides support for building and packaging WAR-based Java web applications.

EAR

Provides support for building and packaging Java EE applications.

OSGi

Provides support for creating OSGi packages.

Maven Publish

Provides support for publishing artifacts to Maven-compatible repositories.

Ivy Publish

Provides support for publishing artifacts to Ivy-compatible repositories.

Legacy Maven Plugin

Provides support for publishing artifacts using the legacy mechanism to Maven-compatible repositories.

Distribution

Makes it easy to create ZIP and tarball distributions of your project.

Java Library Distribution

Provides support for creating a ZIP distribution of a Java library project that includes its runtime dependencies.

Code analysis

Checkstyle

Performs quality checks on your project’s Java source files using Checkstyle and generates associated reports.

FindBugs

Performs quality checks on your project’s Java source files using FindBugs and generates associated reports.

PMD

Performs quality checks on your project’s Java source files using PMD and generates associated reports.

JDepend

Performs quality checks on your project’s Java source files using JDepend and generates associated reports.

JaCoCo

Provides code coverage metrics for your Java project using JaCoCo.

CodeNarc

Performs quality checks on your Groovy source files using CodeNarc and generates associated reports.

IDE integration

Eclipse

Generates Eclipse project files for the build that can be opened by the IDE. This set of plugins can also be used to fine tune Buildship’s import process for Gradle builds.

IntelliJ IDEA

Generates IDEA project files for the build that can be opened by the IDE. It can also be used to fine tune IDEA’s import process for Gradle builds.

Utility

Base

Provides common lifecycle tasks, such as clean, and other features common to most builds.

Build Init

Generates a new Gradle build of a specified type, such as a Java library. It can also generate a build script from a Maven POM — see Migrating from Maven to Gradle for more details.

Signing

Provides support for digitally signing generated files and artifacts.

Plugin Development

Makes it easier to develop and publish a Gradle plugin.