CloudTurbine uses the Gradle Build Tool (https://gradle.org/) as its build engine and we use the Buildship plugin  to integrate Gradle with Eclipse. A recent article from Gradle  discusses on-going Buildship work, noting that the plugin “serves as a reference implementation for how to build great IDE support for the Gradle Build Tool”.
A couple interesting notes from this article about the upcoming Buildship 2.x release:
- In the future, Kotlin , rather than Groovy, will be the “preferred language for writing Gradle build scripts”. Kotlin will have better integration/support in Eclipse than Groovy, providing “syntax highlighting, auto completion, code navigation” etc.
- Gradle is moving big into Cloud Services. This includes the new Build Scan Service (https://gradle.com/), support for which will be integrated into Buildship.
We like using Eclipse, so it is great to see that Gradle continues to have strong support for this IDE!