Published : Oct 22, 2012
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Trial Worth pursuing. It is important to understand how to build up this capability. Enterprises should try this technology on a project that can handle the risk.
Of all the build tools and languages we use across our projects, the one we keep coming back to is Rake. Rake is a beautiful, simple and powerful build language implemented as an internal Domain-Specific Language on Ruby. Ruby’s ability to run across several virtual-machine platforms means that Rake is equally available - while leaving open the option to utilize more language-specific tools for some tasks. Finding a similar combination of elegance and flexibility is difficult regardless of your platform, so we recommend trying Rake for Java and .Net projects.