Gradle Interview Questions

Gradle Interview Questions | Freshers & Experienced

  • Sharad Jaiswal
  • 13th Dec, 2021

About Gradle

Gradle is a combination of the Apache Ant and Maven tools and used for providing animation in the programs or software developed using Java. Its configuration is based on Groove based system rather than the usual XML type of format. With the help of Gradle, you can easily make a build tree for multiple projects.

Key Features of Gradle

Below are few major features of Gradle


Flexibility in the conventions

Powerful Dependency Manager

Scalable Builds

Extension without effort

Integration with other Build tools

Gradle Interview Questions and Answers;

Q1. What is Gradle?

Gradle is an open-source build modern automation tool that is designed to be flexible enough to build almost any type of software for the purpose of software development for project build automation.

Q2. Enlist major advantages of Gradle?

The major advantages of Gradle are:

  • Gradle provides very scalable and high-performance builds.
  • Gradle provides a standard project layout and lifecycle, but it's full flexibility.
  • Gradle provides support for multi-project builds.
  • Gradle allows using existing Maven/Ivy repositories.

Q3. In which language gradle is written?

Gradle is written using Java (Kotlin, Groovy, Scala), C/C++, and JavaScript languages.

Q4. What is Gradle Wrapper?

The Gradle Wrapper is a script that invokes a declared version of Gradle generally used to manage their project's build lifecycle.

Q5. List tools to install Gradle via package manager?

JDK and Groovy are the prerequisites tools to install Gradle via the package manager.

Q6. Explain Gradle Wrapper, and Daemon?

The Gradle Wrapper is a script that invokes a declared version of Gradle generally used to manage their project's build lifecycle.

The Gradle Daemon keeps the Gradle Framework initialized and running, and caches project data in memory to improve performance.

Q7. What is build scan?

A build scan is a representation of data captured as you run your build.

Q8. How to Auto-apply the build scan plugin?

Gradle should detect that the build scan plugin is already requested, and should not auto-apply it.

Q9. What is name of Gradle build file?

The name of the Gradle build file by default is namebuild.gradle.

Q10. Enlist types of plugins available in Gradle?

The plugins available in Gradle are:

  • Java Library Plugin.
  • Java Application Plugin.
  • Java Platform Plugin.
  • Groovy Plugin.
  • Scala Plugin.

About Author :

  • Author of Gradle Interview Questions

    Sharad Jaiswal

    My name is Sharad Jaiswal, and I am the founder of Conax web Solutions. My tech stacks are PHP, NodeJS, Angular, React. I love to write technical articles and programming blogs.

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