Sometimes it is necessary to modify several places in text file at once.

Sublime Text has very neat feature: multiple cursors.

Point mouse cursor at desired text location, press CTRL and left click. You can repeat this operation several times.

sublime-before

You’ll see multiple cursors and as you start typing all cursors will perform the same operation.

sublime-after

Gradle requires Java and it can reuse all great features from the runtime. The drawback is that it takes several seconds to boot whole Groovy/Java engine after typing command: gradle.

There is simple way how to speed up Gradle: use daemon mode.

The easiest approach is to put following line into file ~/.gradle/gradle.properties:

org.gradle.daemon=true

Gradle will automatically spawn daemon process after the first execution of command gradle.

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Every build is starting faster.

That’s nice, but daemon is sitting in the memory. You can shut down daemon by command:

gradle --stop

Interesting option for developers is to leave daemon in running in foreground and watch daemon in debug mode:

gradle --foreground --debug

More detailed info about Gradle daemon is available in Gradle manual.