Aye, he be speaking the truth.
I used Maven on a little projectlet I’m playing with and it did all the boring work for me. All I did was create two source directories (one for production code – other for unit tests), a single index.xml documentation page and a project descriptor – and it magically produced this.
Given how much time I typically spend playing with build files, documentation, test/code reportings, etc, this was a major timesaver.
Two useful tools in one post! I’ll be following QDox – I was looking for a simple parser when I got bored of keeping test suite classes updated by hand and wrote a simple suite generation tool. Ended up doing it with string matching, not ideal, but it does the job. This looks like it might be just what I need.