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How to install Gradle on CentOS 7

Gradle is an open source build automation system used primarily for Java projects. It combines the best features of Ant and Maven. Unlike its predecessors which use XML for scripting, Gradle uses Groovy, a dynamic, object-oriented programming language for the Java platform to define the project and build scripts. This tutorial outlines the steps necessary to install the latest version of Gradle on CentOS 7 systems.