Build management tools in Java

In any software project, we need to perform some tasks as mentioned below.

  1. Cleaning the environment
  2. Compiling the source code
  3. Compiling the test code
  4. Executing the tests on CI server
  5. Packaging the application
  6. Deploying the application on the server

Doing all these tasks manually is tedious process. So that’s when build management tools come in to picture. All tasks mentioned above can be automated using build tool.

Popular build management tools in Java are mentioned below.

  1. Make
  2. Ant
  3. Maven
  4. Gradle

 

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