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Build Script Length - Maven 3, Polyglot Maven, Gradle and Ant

A short comparison of length of the build files of Maven 3, Polyglot Maven (Groovy version), Ant and Gradle. Please notice that this is NOT a full comparison of these build frameworks!

 

Builds Are Complex So Choose Your Tools Wisely

While preparing for Javarsovia 2010 Gradle speech I tried to list all things that are performed during builds. I remembered few last projects of mine and tried to categorize various actions that happen during their build. The result surprised me - seems like today's builds do a lot of very different stuff.

 

Gradle talk - Java Camp #3, 10 April 2010 - slides and source code

If you are interested in slides (in polish) and source code of
Gradle presentation that I gave during Java Camp #3 (10 April 2010,
Cracow, Poland) you will find them here.

 

Gradle talk - Java Camp #3, 10 April 2010, Cracow, Poland

If you happen to be in Cracow (Poland) this Saturday (10 April 2010) and you know polish :) you might be interested in attending the Java Camp #3 conference. See http://www.java.pl/?p=138 for detailed agenda.

I'm happy to announce that I will give a talk on Gradle at 11 am. I have 1,5 hour to present Gradle and show how it compares to Ant/Maven. My plan is to show a lot of code to present how Gradle can solve real-life scenarios ...and bash Ant/Maven along the way ;).

Hope you will be there !

 

Grails uses Gradle now

Only a short news today: Grails is using Gradle now ! Graeme Rocher (Grails Project Lead) informed that the old Ant build was replaced with Gradle.

Hurray ! One more step for Gradle to take over the world ! ;)

I'm pretty sure we will soon hear about other well-known projects migrating to Gradle.

 

Ant, Gradle and Maven - comparison - install script

This is a part of "Ant/Gradle/Maven comparison" series.

A common task during development is the creation of an installable version of software. The one I mention in this post is a real one - this is something I've been working working with since few months. It does few things related to Fuse ESB:

  • unpacks Fuse sources,
  • updates some config files,
  • retrieves few JARs from Maven repository and put them into deploy folder,
  • does some more file-related stuff - creates directories and copies files,
  • produces ready-to-unpack-and-use file: tar.gz (for Linux) and zip (for Windows).

I started to write this with Ant/Maven, and then switched to Gradle. I'll present few code snippets here, that should give you a decent understanding of difference that Gradle makes. Please judge for yourself if the switch from Ant/Maven to Gradle was worth the effort.

 

Ant, Gradle and Maven - comparison - checking build prerequisites

So you decided to check some build prerequisites before doing any real job. You want to check if proper Java version is installed, if some configuration files are available etc.

I'll show you how you can do this using Ant, Gradle and Maven.

 

Maven ? Ant ? ...or Gradle ?!

Are you using Maven ? Or maybe you hate Maven and you still use Ant ? Or maybe you feel that both are not enough and you are looking for something else. Than look no more, cause Gradle offers what you need.

 

maven-antrun-plugin problems (with solutions)

During my JEasyTest digging, I stumbled upon few maven-antrun-plugin problems. Here they come (with solutions).

 
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