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Gradle Recipes for Android: Master the New Build System for Android (Paperback)

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Android adopted Gradle as the preferred build automation system a few years ago, but many Android developers are still unfamiliar with this open source tool. This hands-on guide provides a collection of Gradle recipes to help you quickly and easily accomplish the most common build tasks for your Android apps. You ll learn how to customize project layouts, add dependencies, and generate many different versions of your app.

Gradle is based on Groovy, yet very little knowledge of the JVM language is required for you to get started. Code examples use Android SDK version 23, with emulators from Marshmallow (Android 6) or Lollipop (Android 5). If you re comfortable with Java and Android, you re ready.

  • Understand Gradle 's generated build files for Android apps
  • Run Gradle from the command line or inside Android Studio
  • Add more Java libraries to your Android app
  • Import and export Eclipse ADT projects
  • Digitally sign a Release APK for the Google Play store
  • Use product flavors to build many versions of the same app
  • Add custom tasks to the Gradle build process
  • Test both your app 's Android and non-Android components
  • Improve the performance of your Gradle build

About the Author

Ken Kousen is an independent consultant and trainer specializing in Spring, Hibernate, Groovy, and Grails. He holds numerous technical certifications, along with degrees in Mathematics, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Computer Science.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781491947029
ISBN-10: 1491947020
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Publication Date: July 12th, 2016
Pages: 166
Language: English