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Gradle for Android and Java

Google via Udacity


This course explores how the Gradle build tool compiles and packages apps, and you'll learn to customize the build process. The first half of this course is for anyone interested in Gradle, build automation, and continuous delivery of software.

The latter half of the course reveals the magic that happens after you hit the "Run" button in Android Studio. You'll also explore advanced Android topics, learning to configure free vs paid app flavors, create and integrate Android libraries, test your app, and prepare your app for the Play Store.


  • Gradle Fundamentals
    • Understand Gradle's capabilities and role in Java and Android builds.,Learn the Gradle task model, and put together your first build!,Explore the Gardle build lifecycle.
  • Gradle for Java
    • Understand the Gradle plugin system, and explore the Java plugin.,Build and test Java projects.,Learn to use Gradle for Dependency management.
  • Gradle for Android
    • Use Gradle in Android Studio.,Explore the features of the Gradle Android plugin and build process.,Build an Android app with free and paid product flavors.
  • Advanced Android Builds
    • Create Android libraries and apps that depend on them.,Use advanced features of the Android Gradle Plugin to configure signing, obfuscation, and optimization.,Configure Android testing.
  • Final Project
    • Build and test a joke telling app with a free ad-supported version and a paid version.,As a bonus, deploy a Google Cloud Messaging backend to supply the jokes.

Taught by

Jeremy Silver and Mark Vieira


4.5 rating, based on 2 Class Central reviews

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  • This is a nice and concise course for Gradle and along the way, you will also learn some cool features of Android which was an extra point for me as I am an Android Developer. The course is easy and I completed it in 4 days taking each lesson and completing it in a day. I think someone who is a Java or Android developer should really take this course. It will help you a lot.
  • A great beginner level course for gradle users. The exercises really get you in the habit of using gradle. However, you need to have prior experience developing android applications. The final project really makes the concepts clear.

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