Scripting with ANT… Groovy

While ANT definitely is a great tool, and it’s benefits over MAKE well proven by now, it does have some limitations when it comes to scripting complex build and deploy tasks.  Well, not so much ‘limitations’, cuz it’s pretty open to extend it any way you could want. 

But anyone who’s ever tried to do something fancier than “grab code, compile, package into .ear file”, has had to get real creative with XML to get it to act like a scripting language.

Groovy looks like it could help make life easier for us build/release managers.

Article in JavaWorld… 

It’s even got an ANT Task.

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