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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

hudson rules

Gone those days when we were promised that copying a war file to web server will bring your application. I thought that's a myth in Java world(what happened to webstart anayway?). But when I looked into Hudson today my eyes were wide open, its possible..all j2ee developers out there close your xml editors and take a pick.

We use Anthill Pro for our continuous integration build and it has all the bells and whistles you expect from big CI tool these days. But Hudson has only those basic things that you need to setup a continuous build environment. I was able to setup within 15 mins using my existing ant build file. Now when I compare with other tools they seemed to be over-engineered and difficult to setup and use(Let me know if I am wrong). Did I mention it has some cool plugins.