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Hi all

I am asking for some recommendations of a reliable open source build tool that I can deploy on my local machine. Hopefully one that integrates well with eclipse.

Thanks

Please note that I am refining my previous question about. What I am really looking for is asking for some recommendations of a reliable open source continuous integration tool that I can deploy on my local machine
Posted 6-Nov-12 8:15am
Edited 3-Jan-13 5:41am
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Why? Java itself is a build tool, isn't it? :-)
And, well, nearly anything integrates with Eclipse, it's a matter of work you want to invest. With Java, everything is already done, it looks like... :-)
--SA
   
OK, I see the edited question. What is "continues" integration? Does it have to be multi-platform? What are the platforms, anyway? Some basic requirements?
—SA

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Please see my comments to the answer. OK, let me give you some detail. When I say about Java itself as a build tool, I mean that a Java compiler (source code to byte code) always comes with Java software. Please see:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Javac[^],
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Java_compiler[^].

See also:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Java_bytecode[^].

What is "Java software" itself needs some explanation. Java is understood as the Java Virtual Machine, language, API, SDK — all under the same name:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Java_(software_platform)[^],
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Java_Virtual_Machine[^],
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Java_%28software%29[^],
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Java_SDK[^].

So, there is no such problem as the selection of the build software. As to some IDE, it can be different. When I started to lean some Java, I worked without IDE at all, and later wrote my own IDE, advanced enough. The most usual choice is NetBeans and Eclipse:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NetBeans[^],
http://netbeans.org/[^],
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eclipse_%28software%29[^],
http://www.eclipse.org/[^].

Starting up with Eclipse in general case is some hassle, but in case of Java, everything is already packaged for you:
http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/packages/eclipse-ide-java-ee-developers/junosr1[^].

Good luck,
—SA
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blackchild 3-Jan-13 11:42am
   
hi thank you for the details response. I realised that my question was worded incorrectly. I have updated the question

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