The latest issue of Java Tech Journal - the free PDF magazine that delves deeper into a topic from within the Java ecosystem, is available now to download for FREE. This issue, co-edited by Tim Berglund, focuses on Gradle - the powerful open source build tool that has recieved industry-wide acclaim for its ability to make both the simple and advanced hand-coded custom builds.
Gradle SOAP - Ken Kousen illustrates several useful features of Gradle not often covered in a typical tutorial
Plugging in to Gradle Plugins - Tim Berglund gives some useful guidelines and a practical tutorial for advanced Gradle users who want to extend the tool with plugins
Interview with Hans Dockter - the Gradle co-creator outlines the history of the build tool and also articulates his vision for its future.