Historically I have used Ant+Ivy or Maven for building my Java projects.
I'm now looking at non-xml based solutions.
Gradle can compile, jar and publish my project with few issues.
Can I do the same with SBT?
If so, can you provide a simple example of using sbt to build a java only project.
Yes this is entirely possible. Nothing to setup really, a small build.sbt file should do the trick, something like:
organization := "your.group.id" name := "Your project" version := "1.0-SNAPSHOT" libraryDependencies ++= Seq( <any normal jar deps> )
sbt package from the command line.