Gradle, Maven, Ant, other build tools and History

Introduction While the components of a python program are installed with pip install or similar, the components of any compiled program (such as kotlin) need to be combined together or 'built' using a build tool. This page gives an overview of build tools, while other pages in the build section of this site explain how… Continue reading Gradle, Maven, Ant, other build tools and History

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Starting with gradle, creating a simple build.gradle

(note: proof edits pending) Gradle a very well known building tool, originating in JVM world, but spreading to wider and wider use. A building tool is designed to automate workflows, particularly for building programs but in fact can automate any workflow iincluding building, linting, testing, pushing and much more to make your life easier. Sometimes… Continue reading Starting with gradle, creating a simple build.gradle

How to publish artifacts to Maven Central via Gradle

Publishing artifacts on Maven Central is a close equivalent to publishing Python packages on¬†PyPI (aka the cheese shop). If you have published packages on PyPI before, you will find these steps a bit more advanced than those you tackled in Python. 0. First things first 1. Sign up 2. Apply for your namespace 3. Get… Continue reading How to publish artifacts to Maven Central via Gradle