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I have used Apache to Build Our application (ear),consisting of Java,js jsp,css,html.
I wanted to try the same using Gradle.
Is their any noticable performace while building the application.?
Are their any new features over ant in gradle..?
Can some one Please suggest me over the same.
Thanks in advance
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I made the switch for Android apps, not sure how it compares for web apps. Gradle does take longer to start up, sort of like Maven does, but it also does more than Ant, so that's probably to be expected.

One feature it has over Ant is dependency management -again, sort of like Maven- so you no longer need Ivy (or whatever custom approach you took for that).

Android apps tend to have lots of dependencies, so for that alone it was worth making the switch for me. YMMV.
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When I write/run a build, the time consuming part is things like compiling, running integration tests, running static analysis, etc. I would be surprised if the build tool itself took a meaningful percentage of time.

I agree with Tim that your decision should be made on features rather than build performance.
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