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Raven

Scripting Java Builds with Ruby

By Matthieu Riou

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Raven is a Ruby-based build system that leverages Ruby tools (namely Rake and Gems) to help you effectively and easily manage your Java projects, providing a way to handle dependencies and specific tasks for Java.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-59059-875-7
  • 64 Pages
  • User Level: Beginner to Advanced
  • Publication Date: July 15, 2007
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
  • Print Book Price: $29.99
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Raven is a Ruby-based build system that leverages Ruby tools (namely Rake and Gems) to help you effectively and easily manage your Java projects, providing a way to handle dependencies and specific tasks for Java. Raven: Scripting Java Builds with Ruby covers the most productive and flexible Java build tool around with the following approach:

  • Uses practical examples and concise explanations to show you how to effectively use Raven
  • Summarizes best practices and delves into coverage of the more complex scenarios you will inevitably encounter when using Raven
  • Empowers you to set up a complete build environment in no time

What you’ll learn

  • Why Gems are useful and how to manage your local Gem repository
  • How to create your first Rake file, effectively use Ravens command-line features, and manage task dependencies
  • How to execute Raven tasks and adhere to best practices by following along with a number of simple yet practical examples
  • How to wrap your Java code into your own Gems, allowing you to easily maintain, reuse, and disseminate your code using the Gem packaging system
  • How to apply advanced techniques like building your own Gem repository and more

Who this book is for

Any beginning, intermediate, or advanced Java developer or architect having some interest in using the Ruby language to supplement their skill set. Readers interested in build tools such as Ant and Maven will also find this book appealing.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Dreams of Build
  2. Raven Takes Off
  3. Wait, I Have Dependencies!
  4. Divide and Conquer: Multimodule Projects
  5. Public or Private Repository
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