I am new to Gradle and I was trying this tutorial https://spring.io/guides/gs/rest-service/
I was able to compile the jar with the required dependencies and run it.
However, I find it annoying that the libraries are not recognized by the IDE.
Is there anyway to do it?
You should use the gradle eclipse plugin. Add this to your
apply plugin: "eclipse"
This will add eclipse related tasks to your build. By executing
gradlew cleanEclipse eclipse
Gradle will regenerate all eclipse project and classpath files based on the current dependencies of your project(s). You will however need to refresh your IDE to make the changes visible.
There is one more thin to consider. As eclipse is not really aware of the gradle dependencies - it knows them only by the generated classpath files - new dependencies will be visible to eclipse only after regenerating these files. Furthermore dependencies added in eclipse will not be visible to your gradle build and will be removed once the classpath files are regenerated.