I would also mention a benefit of testing and inter-component integration
standardization. This is, essentially, what BigTop has done by introducing and
supporting open-source solution for creating and validating Hadoop stacks.
Funnily enough, this simple concept was too hard to grok for some of the
commercial vendors. The management there were literally insisting on doing
_manual_ testing for their packages (at least at the time that when I was
working for one of them and observing it:) But I guess this is a different
On Wed, May 16, 2012 at 7:15 AM, smith jack <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > but it used to be ant, why abandon ant?
> I'd say the following 3 benefits were totally worth the switch:
> * standardization of build system
> * standardization of dependency management (for both upstream and
> downstream projects)
> * standardization of IDE project imports
> Of course, all of the above is theoretically possible with
> Ant/Ivy, but it takes so much pain and discipline that
> I haven't seen materialize in practical terms.