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What is Gradle?
Gradle is build automation evolved. Gradle can automate the building, testing, publishing, deployment and more of software packages or other types of projects such as generated static websites, generated documentation or indeed anything else.
Gradle combines the power and flexibility of Ant with the dependency management and conventions of Maven into a more effective way to build. Powered by a Groovy DSL and packed with innovation, Gradle provides a declarative way to describe all kinds of builds through sensible defaults. Gradle is quickly becoming the build system of choice for many open source projects, leading edge enterprises and legacy automation challenges.
Comments and Reviews
Said about Gradle as an alternative
If you are considering Maven, you probably have a project with needs better fulfilled by Gradle. Other kinds of projects may be better served by other tools depending on the circumstances, but Gradle is in all likelihood the right choice as an alternative to Maven.
It has fantastic support (in IDEs and elsewhere) that is on par with Maven's.