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Why Use Meister and Not Ant or Maven
Great Java code comes from more than just pointing and clicking through an integrated development environment (IDE), and continuous integration requires that you build outside your IDE and hand off code for compiling, packaging and deployment. You might recognize this process as DevOps.
Many teams rely on open source software such as Ant and Maven for creating Java binaries, but is that really the best strategy for a DevOps-focused lifecycle?
Check out this comparison of Ant/Maven build and deploy scripts and Meister, an automated build management tool. Discover how they stack up in areas such as:
- Integration with the Eclipse IDE
- Standardization and repeatability
- Logging and reporting facilities
- And many more