Chapter 21. Creating a Build Process


In today’s world of short development life cycles, automation is the key. The first step in the automation process is the build tool you will use to compile and package your application and execute the very important unit tests that will help maintain your application’s quality at a high level.


Writing and executing unit tests for Adobe® AIR™ applications built with Adobe® Flex™ is actually a whole topic in itself, so we will cover that in depth in the next chapter.

Build tools are nothing new; they have been around for quite a while. One of the most popular back in the day was make, the UNIX build tool used by C/C++ developers to compile ...

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