Just Do It!
After announcing my plans to compare Ant, Maven and Gradle implementations in my previous post Ant, Maven, Gradle…or something else… almost 2 months ago, I have finally found some time to begin my little experiment.
The initial implementation involves the use of Ant with Ivy, to build and test a simple Java class. Dependencies including Ivy itself, JUnit 4.8.2 and OpenPojo should be obtained as part of the build itself. Anyone wishing to use the build should only require a working Java environment and Ant installed. It appeared to be simple enough in principle. It turns out to be a little more complicated in practice.
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Arrested for not using a build tool!!
Do you use a build framework? Which build framework do you use? Is your build framework open-source, commercial or even custom? Ant, Maven and Gradle are three open-source build frameworks that I plan to use in a build experiment.
The experiment is intended to be the first of many set around the build process. Future planned experiments include the integration of these frameworks with repository managers, continuous build integration, static code analysis/error detection and reporting capabilities to determine technical debt.
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