Raven: Scripting Java Builds with Ruby by Matthieu Riou

By Matthieu Riou

Raven is a construct process that leverages Ruby instruments (namely Rake and gem stones) to allow you to construct Java tasks simply and assuredly. It offers how to deal with dependencies and particular projects for Java, all in keeping with Ruby. those foundations make Raven the best and versatile construct device on hand in open resource. This firstPress booklet is anticipated to be first e-book out there for Raven. It info tips on how to use the rising open resource Raven easily, utilizing examples and explaining the rules Raven has been outfitted on. It additionally presents top practices and explains extra advanced eventualities, permitting you to setup an entire construct setting in no time.

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Raven gives you choices and possibilities. It’s a flexible tool that provides more than one way to achieve your goals. The path you take is yours to choose. I can give you some advice, which I’ve done in this book, but ultimately, you’re the only one who knows your needs. And I trust you; you’ll figure it out. Just remember that building a project is mostly a piece of cake.

In this chapter, we’ll take a closer look at RubyGems, and then focus on how to use it to handle dependencies with Raven. The Jewelry Business: RubyGems The Ruby world is full of precious discoveries, and the first one of them is unquestionably RubyGems. Don’t worry—I’m not going to lecture you on the different types of minerals and their chemical structures. As I just said, RubyGems is a package management system. You may have heard of the Linux package managers called rpms and debs and some of their 20 firstPress: Wait, I have Dependencies!

So developers can continue to generate builds themselves without changing the version, but as soon as they make a public release, the version should be updated. org/read/chapter/7. And we’ve finally reached the most interesting part of the script. Within a module directory, we’re loading its rakefile, which means that all the task definitions for that module will be loaded. Once all the module tasks are available, one of them can be directly called—here, the module-specific gem task. Rake gives us a nice way to retrieve task definitions from their names using Rake::Task[taskname].

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