Did you remember one of my blog concerning the usage of Ant to manage project ?
It seems that Netbeans people read my blog and will use Ant-Driven Project in next release of NetBeans.
The 21 and 22 February, in brussel, belgium, were organized the fourth session of FOSDEM.
Ian Formanek, of NetBeans, had two sessions planned for FOSDEM 2004.
NetBeans team announced some weeks ago the near future of NetBeans.
Already last month it was possible to test the new window systems integrated in the trunk release.
Very nice result.
Today, like yesterday, I had the possibility to follow somes conference at Javapolis, organized by the Belgian Java User Group BEJUG.
I missed the one concerning OptimalJ (based upon netBeans) of Compuware, because it was at the same moment of the conference concerning JSF, presented by Craig R.
Ant is today the de facto standard to compile, test, deploy your application.
But, you are not developping with Ant, you are developping with an IDE
And when you write your project in the IDE, you can compile it, test it, debug it, deploy it.
And then, you want to put in place the daily build.
And therefore you have to build your ant build.xml file from scratch.
Look at J2EE servers:
- Before, you had iPlanet AppSrv 6
- then you had Sun One Application Server 7
- now, you have Java System Application Server 7/8.
I like freedom.