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Gradle Build Tool Plugin Development
Note: Live training sessions are paused as we are working on self-paced training.
Live training sessions will resume next year.


The Gradle Build Tool has a plugin framework that allows you to package reusable pieces of build logic that can be applied to different independent projects. You can author plugins to share new tasks, conventions as well as extend existing functionality.

By the end of this training you will learn how to develop, test and publish your own Gradle plugins.


3 hours


This class is designed for Gradle Build Tool users that want to author their own plugins.



  1. Understand steps involved in authoring a standalone plugin
  2. Learn how to write meaningful tests to maintain plugins
  3. Hands-on exercises to reinforce learning

Course Outline

  • Anatomy of a Gradle Plugin
  • Setup for a new Plugin
  • Developing the Plugin
    • Define configuration using an Extension
    • Initialize other Configuration
    • Add a custom Task
  • Publishing
  • Next Steps