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Ant the Definitive Guide 1ST Editionby Jessy Tilly
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Ant: The Definitive Guide is the first book to document this exciting new build tool for Java application development. Creating software is a complex process that requires many different pieces of code, often written by different developers, to be compiled, packaged and distributed to the development team on a daily basis. Using good build tools can greatly simplify this process, allowing software to be created more efficiently and with fewer bugs.
Because ANT is such a new technology, this book first introduces developers to the building tool, then shows them more advanced concepts and documents dozens of built-in tasks.
Creating software is a complex process that requires different pieces of code. Using good build tools can greatly simplify the process. This guide to Ant documents this new build tool for Java application development.
This is the first book to document the new build tool for Java application development. It introduces readers to this new tool, then shows more advanced concepts, and documents dozens of built-in tasks.
Ant is the premiere build management tool for use in Java environments. Unlike traditional build management tools such as GNU Make, Ant is itself written in Java, is platform independent, and interfaces well with the utilities in Sun's Java software development kit (SDK). In addition to being platform independent, Ant is also independent of the integrated development environment (IDE) being used. IDE independence is important for open source projects (or other projects) in which the various developers might use different IDEs. Using Ant, Java developers can:
Ant build files are written using XML-a well-established standard-so programmers using Ant are not required to learn yet another scripting language. They will likely already know XML, and will be able to leverage that knowledge. Ant is an open source project, and part of the Jakarta project. Jakarta is Sun's open source reference implementation for the JSP and Servlets specifications, and is part of the Apache group's work
Table of Contents
DedicationForewordPrefaceChapter 1: Ant JumpstartChapter 2: Installation and ConfigurationChapter 3: The BuildfileChapter 4: Ant DataTypesChapter 5: User-Written TasksChapter 6: User-Written ListenersChapter 7: Core TasksChapter 8: Optional TasksThe Future of AntAnt SolutionsColophon
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