Automation for the people, Build Java projects with Raven

Say "nevermore" to inexpressiveness and use Ruby to build your Java applications

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Paul Duvall

Date archived: December 19, 2016 | First published: November 06, 2007

Ant is arguably the de facto build tool for the Java™ platform; however, other build tools, which support a more expressive paradigm that XML lacks, are entering the scene. In this installment of Automation for the people, automation expert Paul Duvall describes how Raven, a build platform built on top of Ruby, leverages the power of a full-featured programming language with the simplicity of a build-centric Domain Specific Language.

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