The 'hello-samza' project uses Maven to build and assemble the project for deployment. It would be nice if there was a build.gradle file to do the same thing - i.e. do the build and assemble the artifact .tgz file needed to deploy to YARN.
(We use gradle for our builds and I'd like to get a clean build script to create the required outputs rather than relying on Maven. I mentioned this to Chris at the recent Samza meetup and he suggested I open a JIRA task for it. I'm hacking on it myself and may resolve the ticket myself if I can get it working...)