Automated Build With Phing

Friday, January 2, 2009 - 09:47

Phing is a PHP tool that allows you to build projects. Phing stands for PHing Is Not Gnu make, which is kind of a common coder's joke. It is basically a tool that will take a set of files in multiple directories and create either a zip file or a numerous other things that you might want to do with a project.

Phing itself is a PHP program, so all that is needed to run it is a working copy of PHP. Also, because Phing is part of PEAR it is easy to install, and you don't need to install Apache to run it.

Over the next few posts I will be talking about the sort of things you can do with Phing, how to install it, how to create zip files and how to use variables to simplify things. I will add a list here for each of the posts.

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Philip Norton

Phil is the founder and administrator of #! code and is an IT professional working in the North West of the UK.
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Thanks for making a concise Phing guide. That's been missing. I'm glad I found your site.

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