Gradle Plugin Development

Make your custom extensions of Gradle build logic structured and maintainable

Is this course for you?

What you’ll learn

  • Learn about different types of Gradle plugins.
  • Build custom Gradle plugin.
  • Extract Gradle script into standalone Gradle plugin.
  • Understand how to apply custom Gradle plugin in real life.

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 1 lecture • 2min.
  • Plugins –> 2 lectures • 10min.
  • Script Plugin –> 4 lectures • 31min.
  • Precompiled Plugin –> 3 lectures • 27min.
  • Binary Plugin –> 4 lectures • 24min.
  • Wrap Up –> 1 lecture • 1min.

Gradle Plugin Development


  • Basic knowledge of Gradle build tool.
  • Prior experience writing Java projects.

Is this course for you?

Are you an experienced Java, Android developer or someone that is using Gradle to automate builds for applications in private time, at faculty or in your job? Is your Gradle logic in the build script getting complex? Do you need to share your build logic between multiple standalone projects within your team or would you like to make it public for the whole world? Would you like to understand how Gradle plugins work under the hood? Then this course is exactly for you. It’s time to roll up your sleeves and get busy!


You will find all the information you need to successfully create your first Gradle plugin or improve your existing Gradle plugins and understand every bit of the logic along the way.

You will learn, how to create

Script Plugin

It’s the easiest and most straight forward way to create useful Gradle plugin in no time.

Precompiled Script Plugin

If you want to bring plugin implementation to advanced level you should get familiar with precompiled plugins. It brings the possibility to structure the plugin, easily test and debug it.


Every topic will be explained through theory first. After going through presentations you will be challenged to apply acquired knowledge in extensive quizzes.

The goal of the course is to give you the most in depth information about Gradle plugins in one place you can find online.

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