Gradle Build Tool is a fast, dependable, and adaptable open-source build automation tool with an elegant and extensible declarative build language.
In this User Manual, Gradle Build Tool is abbreviated Gradle.
Gradle is a widely used and mature tool with an active community and a strong developer ecosystem.
Gradle is the most popular build system for the JVM and is the default system for Android and Kotlin Multi-Platform projects. It has a rich community plugin ecosystem.
Gradle can automate a wide range of software build scenarios using either its built-in functionality, third-party plugins, or custom build logic.
Gradle provides a high-level, declarative, and expressive build language that makes it easy to read and write build logic.
Gradle is fast, scalable, and can build projects of any size and complexity.
Gradle produces dependable results while benefiting from optimizations such as incremental builds, build caching, and parallel execution.
Gradle, Inc. provides a free service called Build Scan® that provides extensive information and insights about your builds. You can view scans to identify problems or share them for debugging help.
Gradle Build Tool source code is open and licensed under the Apache License 2.0. Gradle user manual and DSL reference manual are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.