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From Paul Hammant <>
Subject Re: Buildr's example build scripts
Date Thu, 01 Oct 2009 16:19:20 GMT
I think its especially important to a technology that competes,  
compliments or purports to usurp incumbents (Ant, Maven).

You need to hook folks on your idea within 5 seconds of glancing at  
the front page.  To me that means one thing only :- colorized builder- 
esque ruby that's faintly reminiscent of an elegant Ant script or a  
Maven POM.

Folks going down the install route follow that.  Folks making  
contributions follows that ( assuming you leave discrete places for  
enhancements and are following a ship-it model ).


- Paul

On Oct 1, 2009, at 10:46 AM, Daniel Spiewak wrote:

> This is a very good point and something that I had forgotten.  We  
> need to
> get a "first taste" or similar on the front page, along with a
> *very*prominent link to the quick start.  Right now, all of the
> information is
> there, but it's organized in "blaze your own trail" fashion.  Still  
> better
> than Maven's docs, but I think we can do even better.
> Daniel
> On Thu, Oct 1, 2009 at 9:53 AM, Paul Hammant <> wrote:
>> Here's a question:
>> How many clicks is it from the home page for Buildr until you can  
>> see an
>> example of a buildr build script.
>> A second question:
>> How many clicks would a newbie do to find the same (they are  
>> straining to
>> find the obscure corner that build script examples are on)
>> I'm thinking such a script should be on the home page, and also on  
>> the
>> getting started page.
>> Regards,
>> - Paul

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