Cameron McKenzie via TheServerSide.com, February 4, 2015
When did Gradle become the build tool of choice for Java developers? Not that I have anything against Gradle, but Java developers tend to like their Apache projects, and more to the point, they like tools that are actually written in Java. Gradle is a little different. Sure, it’s open source and licensed under the ASL, but it’s managed by Gradle Inc.. Furthermore, it’s developed using Groovy, one of those peripheral JVM languages, and we all know that those operations people don’t like having to learn anything new. Yet despite these obvious objections, an overwhelming 58% of respondents said Gradle was the built tool about which they wanted to learn more.