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Goal of build automation tool

sam liya
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what is the Goal of build automation tool?
David Newton
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Short answer: to automate builds.

In other words, make builds repeatable, independent of IDEs, etc.
Misha Ver
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Check http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Build_automation
 
I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
 
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