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How to build dynamic web project without Maven or Ant

yakoub damak
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Joined: May 12, 2014
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I have a web service provider created with eclipse. This module is a dynamic web project that have the facets:

CXF 2.x Web Services
Dynamic Web Module
Java
I want now to build this project using makefile in Linux to generate .class files and then i 'll generate the corresponding wsdl file.

Is there a way to do that without using maven or Ant ??

Thanks in advance
Ulf Dittmer
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I'm fairly certain that all those steps can be run via a makefile, although if I wanted to avoid Ant/Maven, I'd rather write a shell script for this. Makefiles are more of a hindrance than a help for Java development IMO.

But before we get into specifics, tell us why you want to avoid Ant and Maven.


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yakoub damak
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Hi Ulf, thanks for reply,i developed my web service provider (Dynamic web project using Eclipse), i'm pressed with time and i an looking for a suitable and quick solution.

thus creating new project and the various configurations to implement will take me time and i'm not too familiar with Ant so far
Ulf Dittmer
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I think my advice would be: get up to speed with Ant :-) You will need to learn it (or something similar) anyway, and it's much more widely applicable knowledge than makefiles and shell scripts.
Joanne Neal
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Aren't there options in Eclipse to export the project as either an Ant or Maven build ?


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yakoub damak
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I will take your advise Ulf and i will succeed :-)
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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