Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:Yes. Build automation is so much more than compiling. Software going to production needs to be repeatable. Many teams run more than just a compile in their build. The IDE isn't going to compile, run your unit tests, run coding standards and tag your software in one step.
Swerrgy Smith wrote:Hi all,
I would like to know if a Java professional really need to study and use build tools such as Ant?
Because when we work with Eclipse, Eclipse automatically build the project for us and we do not need to write our own build file.
Thanks for your comment.
Paul Anilprem wrote:I love Maven.
Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:I thought Ivy wasn't a build tool? I thought it was only for dependency management.