Gradle 2.6 recently released, is an open source build automation system. Gradle can automate the building, testing, publishing, deployment and more of software packages or other types of projects such as generated static websites, generated documentation or indeed anything else. Gradle 2.6 comes with some shiny new features and many under the hood improvements. Can now build Play applications for Play version 2.3.x and 2.4.x. The new play plugin allows users to build, test, run and package Play applications Brings the initial version of, the long awaited, official support for functionally testing Gradle plugins Introduces a new TestLauncher interface for launching tests using the Tooling API.