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.
It allows Gradle to compile projects from within the IDE, and also to set the classpath for code completion, highlighting compiler errors, etc.
Following IDEs supports development with Gradle:
Eclipse,NetBeans,IntelliJ IDEA,JBuilder,JDeveloper 11.1, MyEclipse
REVOLUTIONARY FEATURES ON THE GRADLE ROADMAP
-Persistable Build Configuration
-Variant Aware Dependency Management
-Parallel Task Execution
-Watcher Mode for Daemon