Thoughts about Groovy and Gradle

Discussion in 'Programming' started by crazyhoorse961, May 8, 2017.

  1. Hello!
    Just today i started using Groovy (and Gradle).
    They seems really easy, and Groovy is way too similiar to Java.
    What do you think about?
  2. I started using gradle when I got into LibGDX. It was really confusing at first and I was so used to maven. I'm glad I got into it. It is an incredibly powerful tool. I was able to download plugins that could automate so many tasks.

    Just a click of a bat and I can get my game to compile into a fat jar, make an exe and even push to git/make a release! Google "launch4j/git gradle" if you want the plugin.

    I even started coding a plugin for gradle that will hopefully make plugin developer's life's easier with auto management of plugin yml and such. I even tried making a hotswap bridge for the server so debugging is much easier but that was too complex for me.

    Does anyone know any other good plugins?