Gradle – Eclipse Installation Tutorial

In this tutorial, we will learn to import and install gradle plugin for eclipse either using eclipse marketplace and update manager. Gradle Plugin allows to create and import Gradle enabled projects into the Eclipse IDE. It also allows to run Gradle tasks and monitor it execution.

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Install Gradle Plugin via Eclipse Marketplace
Install Gradle Plugin via Update Manager

The eclipse project for gradle s known as Buildship. It provide a deep integration of Gradle into Eclipse.

Buildship can be used with Eclipse 3.6.x or newer. Older versions of Eclipse might work but have not been tested explicitly. Depending on the version of Gradle that Buildship interacts with, certain features of Buildship may not be available.

Install Gradle Plugin via Eclipse Marketplace

To install Buildship using marketplace, open market place window, and search for “buildship”.

1) Open Eclipse Marketplace

Eclipse Marketplace
Eclipse Marketplace

2) Search for “buildship”

Install Gradle Buildship Plugin
Install Gradle Buildship Plugin

3) Select checkbox and click next

Install Gradle - Select Options
Install Gradle – Select Options

4) Accept the terms and conditions

After accepting terms and conditions, clicking “Finish” will install the gradle plugin into your IDE.

Install Gradle Plugin via Update Manager

Though above approach is very much easy and recommended, if you want to use eclipse update manager for this task, then https://projects.eclipse.org/projects/tools.buildship/downloads is the URL to put into location box as below.

Install Gradle via Eclipse Update Manager
Install Gradle via Eclipse Update Manager

After selecting above site, you will be presented with directly the third option “Select checkbox and click next” from marketplace installation steps.

Agree terms and conditions, an click “Finish” to complete gradle installation into eclipse.

Happy Learning !!

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