Automate your Ant scripts generation


Making a product out of your project is usually a boring and time-consuming task: just think about all those build scripts, Java launchers, and installers. And it often takes more than a week to generate all these, then obfuscate your jars, and of course then comes maintenance.
The good news is that now you can easily generate Ant scripts that will make all these routine tasks for your IntelliJ IDEA project. The new product, BuildDesk, was released recently. Now all you need is to load your IntelliJ IDEA project, and BuildDesk will make a proper compilation and packaging, produce a multiplatform installer with a native launcher and obfuscated jars along with necessary Ant scripts – all in a less than an hour. Further maintenance is fun – what you used to fix for hours now will take minutes.
One more detail that may be interesting for IntelliJ IDEA fans is that all BuildDesk developers are former JetBrains employees that left the company to start their own business. So, you can expect to find the same level of usability and increased productivity in BuildDesk as you used to in IntelliJ IDEA. Just take a look at the BuildDesk demo.
And of course, BuildDesk will become an IntelliJ IDEA companion in the nearest future.
Got intrested? Read more about BuildDesk, look at more screenshots, or download the trial right now.

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7 Responses to Automate your Ant scripts generation

  1. Stefan Arentz says:

    June 1, 2006

    Looks great. Next on the list; MavenDesk? :-0


  2. Kirill Kalishev says:

    June 1, 2006

    Who cares what’s inside if it just builds… Do you?

  3. Pete says:

    June 1, 2006

    200$ (yes, I know I get 100$ in a limited time) is a joke for something like this.

  4. Kirill Kalishev says:

    June 1, 2006

    Pete: we have customers (real people, not big companies) who think quite the opposite. Just try to count numbers — how much time it takes to maintain build scripts (especially for deskop apps) with all of the stuff that just configured and generated by BuildDesk. Plus, for instance, how much a good native launcher costs…

  5. etienne says:

    June 1, 2006

    Does/will JetBrains use BuildDesk to build the IDEA distribution?

  6. Alexandra Rusina says:

    June 1, 2006

    The BuildDesk was released only a few days ago. We are going to use it in both IntelliJ IDEA and Team Server. Now we are investigating this question.

  7. kalishev says:

    March 4, 2010

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