How hard it might be to ZIP a bunch of files you think right? Judge for yourself. Like in my previous post of getting the timestamp, I needed to ZIP all the source artifacts to upload to a server.
I could do this in one line in Ant. Yes, literally one line.
Now comes the fun part. Doing the same with Maven. Started browsing the Maven site to see what needs to be done to achieve the same. Sounds easy though, but the XML configured for such a fairly trivial task was not a 1 liner. Several lines to get this to work.
Not sure how many more things I will uncover using Maven. I would have written everything in Ant and asked the client to use the Ant plug-in for Maven, but that is not an option I have.
I am glad I am learning so many things about Maven. By the time I finish writing all the plug-ins for Maven, I am quite confident I will be able to say I am a Maven GURU. Hope that day comes soon.