The missing library manager for Android Developers
⚡️Blazing fast way to add libraries 🎉No need to search the web for
🚀Intuitive, easy-to-learn tool 💎Add multiple dependencies with a one liner ✌️Automated dependency and package management 🔨Automatic import custom urls (e.g. jitpack)
What is it?
As an android developer I was jealous of the node.js community for their fast and reliable dependency managers, it's so easy to write
yarn add <library> and a library is imported into the project... So I made
drone for android!
If you think about it there are like 50 libraries that are used in 95% of the apps (retrofit, rxjava, gson, picasso, roboletric, recyclerview-v7, etc.)
I made this because every time I want to add (lets say) butterknife I need to
- google butterknife
- go to the readme
- find the lines to copy
- notice that butterknife has 2 dependencies
- copy and paste in my gradle file
- OPTIONAL if it was not in jcenter, go to the main build gradle and put the custom URL
drone add jakewharton/butterknife
and everything will be done for you automatically
npm install -g drone
Usage $ drone <command> <params> $ drone install # Downloads the packages $ drone test <creator/library> # Tests the library by fetching its version $ drone add <creator/library> <module> # Adds a dependency to a module $ drone remove <creator/library> <module> # Removes the dependency from a module $ drone info <creator/library> # Retrieves the info for this package $ drone update # Get the latest packages $ drone list # List all of the packages $ drone stats # Get some stats regarding the hive $ drone hive # Opens the hive url $ drone open <creator/library> # Opens the library's homepage $ drone new # Creates a new one if it's not in the server yet $ drone search <library> # Searches for the 'library' in the hive Examples $ drone install # Downloads the packages $ drone info square/picasso # Shows the info for square/picasso $ drone add square/retrofit app # Adds retrofit to the 'app' module $ drone rm square/retrofit app # removes retrofit from the 'app' module $ drone open google/gson # Opens GSONs homepage $ drone new # takes you throught the creation wizard $ drone search rxjava # Searches the hive for 'rxjava' $ drone test square/picasso # Tests the library by fetching its version
Where are the libraries?
$ drone new
follow the wizard to generate the
<library>.json file then open the pull request in the
hive with this format:
If you look closely, when you type
drone will autofill everything for you, and even if it takes a few hours for the pull request to be accepted you'll be able to do
drone add square/retrofit because the
drone new task will add it to your personal server/folder.
MIT © Cesar Ferreira