Command line tooling and build tools
Because the Ceylon compiler and runtime come with build-in dependency management, many Ceylon projects don't even need a separate build system. So to build Ceylon projects from the command line, we have four options:
- Gradle, and
ceylon command comes packed with functionality for
compiling, managing, and executing Ceylon modules. It even features
a powerful plugin architecture that lets you develop new
subcommands and easily install subcommands created by the Ceylon
It's possible to customize the behavior of the
ceylon command for
a particular project using a configuration file.
You can find a list of the built-in subcommands here.
The Ceylon command line distribution somes with several
ant tasks for building Ceylon projects.
There is a Gradle plugin for Ceylon that offers some very useful functionality for managing dependencies to Java libraries.
There is also a Maven plugin for Ceylon.