IDE integration

Here is a list of IDE plugins that brings the power of Apache Ivy to your favourite IDE.

  • Apache IvyDE™
  • Part of the Apache Ant project, it is a plugin for eclipse which helps writing Ivy files by bringing powerful code completion and wizards, and also let you add a classpath container keeping your eclipse project classpath in sync with the dependencies Ivy resolves.

  • ivy-nb-shared-libraries
  • NetBeans™ module providing Apache Ivy integration in Java and Web projects by exposing Ivy confs as shared libraries. Each conf is resolved and created as a library. The libraries can then be added to the project classpaths.

  • IvyBeans
  • A plugin for NetBeans which provides full Apache Ivy integration into the library management feature of the Netbeans IDE.

  • IvyIDEA
  • An Intellij IDEA™ plugin for resolving dependencies using Apache Ivy and adding them in IntelliJ.

  • IvyDependencyImportor
  • Another plugin for Intellij IDEA, which let you import all the libs described in the ivy.xml to the current module library.

  • Ivy Plugin
  • Another plugin for Intellij IDEA, which reads IDEA module settings such as classpath and source directories from Ivy setup.

  • IvyVisual
  • A plugin for Visual Studio™ to manage the inter dependencies of the solutions with Ivy.

Tools and plugins

Here is a list of the Apache Ivy related tools and plugins we are aware of that can be found over the net.
Feel free to post on the mailing list to ask for your tool to be added here.

  • ivy-tools
  • A collection of tools for managing and searching your Ivy repository.

  • Ivy Facade
  • Ivy Facade is a utility project aimed at visualizing an Ivy repository. It can be run as a stand-alone command or as part of a build script. Very useful for enterprise development using Ivy.

  • IvyCruise
  • This set of plugins for Cruise Control let you integrate Ivy with this famous continuous integration server.

  • IvySvn
  • This is a Apache Subversion™ dependency resolver for Ivy 2.1.0.

  • SAnt
  • SAnt (Shared Ant) is an experimental build system based on Ant and Ivy, primarily developpedd as part of the hippo project.

  • Generate application.xml from ivy.xml for packaging an ear
  • is an entry on Philipp Meier's weblog which explain how he used ivy and xslt to generate his application.xml files.

  • This sourceforge project aims to gather community contributed tools and plugins for Ivy.

  • EAR ant task
  • this is not directly related to Ivy, but more to the link above. You have also the possibility to use this task to generate your ear, which does not depend on Ivy, but which can be very easily integrated with.

Doc, tutorials, articles

  • Beginners Guide
  • A step by step guide to assist beginners in understanding basic concepts/tasks and use them straight away in their projects either through Ant build or in Eclipse IDE.

  • Getting Started with Apache Ivy
  • Some introductory articles from David Harrigan about configuring and using Ivy.

  • ApacheCon EU 2007 slides
  • slides and demo sources from Xavier's ApacheCon EU 2007 talk

  • Netbeans FAQ
  • The Netbeans FAQ has an entry explaining how to use Ivy in their open source IDE.

  • Using Ivy in a dotnet project
  • Chris gives a good idea of how to use Ivy, Cruise Control and nant in a dotnet project environment

  • Integrating Ivy and luntbuild
  • Davor Cengija on his blog explain how he integrates Ivy in luntbuild, an open source continuous integration server

  • Easing multi module development
  • Johan stuyts, the author of SAnt, also contributed a nice article on his view of how to use Ivy on a multi module environment.

  • Remove the smell from your build scripts
  • This article is not related to Ivy, but to build script in general, but we thought it may be worth for Ivy users to read it.


  • Apache Ant™
  • Apache Ant is the popular build tool with which ivy is integrated.

  • AntContrib
  • AntContrib is a project offering a set of useful tasks for ant.

  • Javalobby
  • Javalobby is a Java community site with interesting forums and tutorials