Automate your build easily with FinalBuilder's extensive features set
FinalBuilder presents your build process in a logically structured, graphical interface.
Any software developer can define and maintain their build with FinalBuilder, without
needing to learn a new XML schema or language.
With its extensive library of pre-written actions, FinalBuilder has an action to
automate every common task in your build process. It also integrates with your existing
compilers, version control systems and testing tools.
FinalBuilder includes Try and Catch actions for localised error handling as well
as all the loops and conditional statements you get in a full programming language.
FinalBuilder provides tight integration with the windows scheduling service, which
allows builds to be scheduled to run daily, weekly or whenever you wish.
A debugging engine is fully integrated into the FinalBuilder IDE. You can step between
actions, set break points and set variable watches to debug your build process.
Output from all actions in the build process is directed to the build log. The log
maintains the same tree structure as the action lists, which makes it easy to navigate
the log file. Logs can be exported in HTML, XML or text formats.
Your build process can email the results of the build to you. For example, if the
build fails it can export the log, attach it to an email and send it to you. You
can announce successful builds on NNTP news servers.
Using variables is the key to making your build process dynamic. Use variables to
pass information from one action to another, and enable actions to build with user
specific or machine specific values.
FinalBuilder supports more than a dozen version control systems out-of-the-box,
so it can get, checkout, tag and perform other build related operations with your
existing revision control system.
Each FinalBuilder action exposes a number of script events, where you have access
to all the properties of the action using VBScript or JScript. In addition, the
"Run Script" action allows you to perform specific tasks which might not be covered
by the built in action types.
Action Studio is an IDE for writing custom FinalBuilder actions. It provides a way
to extend the built-in functionality in FinalBuilder. Action Studio is included
in FinalBuilder and can be accessed under the "Tools" menu.
For a list of all the features in FinalBuilder, and to compare the Standard and
Professional editions, see the Feature Matrix.