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)
Usage $ drone <command> <params> $ drone install # Downloads the packages $ drone test <library> # Tests the library by fetching its version $ drone add <library> <module> # Adds a dependency to a module $ drone remove <library> <module> # Removes the dependency from a module $ drone info <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 <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 picasso # Shows the info for picasso $ drone add retrofit app # Adds retrofit to the 'app' module $ drone rm retrofit app # removes retrofit from the 'app' module $ drone open gson # Opens GSONs homepage $ drone new # takes you through the creation wizard $ drone search rxjava # Searches the hive for 'rxjava' $ drone test picasso # Tests the library by fetching its version
npm install -g drone
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 butterknife
and everything will be done for you automatically
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