PHing – build system based on Apache Ant

PHing is a PHP project build system or build tool based on Apache Ant.

You can do anything with it that you could do with a traditional build system like GNU make, and its use of simple XML build files and extensible PHP “task” classes make it an easy-to-use and highly flexible build framework.

PHing uses XML buildfiles that contain a description of the things to do. The buildfile is structured into targets that contain the actual commands to perform (e.g. commands to copy a file, delete a directory, perform a DB query, etc.). So, to use PHing, you would first write your buildfile and then you would run phing, specifying the target in your buildfile that you want to execute.

PHing is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Simple XML buildfiles.
  • Rich set of provided tasks.
  • Run PHPUnit unit tests (including test result and coverage reports).
  • File transformations (e.g. token replacement, XSLT transformation, template transformations).
  • File system operations.
  • Interactive build support.
  • SQL execution.
  • Git, Mercurial and Subversion operations.
  • Tools for creating PEAR packages, documentation generation (PhpDocumentor, ApiGen).
  • Extendable via PHP classes.
  • No external dependencies are needed.
  • Cross-platform support – runs under Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows.

Support: User Guide, GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Michiel Rook, Ken Guest, Siad Ardroumli, Jawira Portugal, Thomas Müller, and Blair Cooper
License: GNU Lesser General Public License v3.0

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