Gradle is a flexible general purpose build system with a build-by-convention framework a la Maven on top. It uses Apache Ivy under the hood for its dependency management. Its build scripts are written in Groovy.
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Hans Dockter is the founder and project lead of the Gradle build system and the CEO of Gradleware Inc, a company that provides training, support and consulting for Gradle and all forms of enterprise software project automation in general.