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Java Pocket Guide, 4th Edition by Robert Liguori, Patricia Liguori

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Appendix B. Third-Party Tools

A wide variety of open source and commercial third-party tools and technologies are available to assist you with developing Java-based applications.

The sample set of resources listed here are both effective and popular, or at least many that we have used frequently. Remember to check the licensing agreements of the open source tools you are using for commercial environment restrictions.

Development, CM, and Test Tools

Ant

Apache Ant is an XML-based tool for building and deploying Java applications. It’s similar to the well-known Unix make utility.

Bloodhound

Apache Bloodhound is an open source web-based project management and bug tracking system.

CruiseControl

CruiseControl is a framework for a continuous build pro⁠cess.

Enterprise Architect

Enterprise Architect is a commercial computer-aided software engineering (CASE) tool that provides forward and reverse Java code engineering with UML.

FindBugs

FindBugs is a program that looks for bugs in Java code.

Git

Git is an open source distributed version control system.

Gradle

Gradle is a build system that provides testing, publishing, and deployment support.

Hudson

Hudson is an extensible continuous integration server.

Ivy

Apache Ivy is a transitive relation dependency manager. It is integrated with Apache Ant.

Javacc

Javacc is a tool that reads a grammar specification and converts it to a Java application that can recognize grammar matches.

Jalopy

Jalopy is a source code formatter ...

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