About this Book

This book is about Ant, the award-winning Java build tool. Ant has become the centerpiece of so many projects’ build processes because it’s easy to use, is platform-independent, and addresses the needs of today’s projects to automate testing and deployment. From its beginnings as a helper application to compile Tomcat, Apache’s Java web server, it has grown to be a stand-alone tool adopted across the Java community, and in doing so has changed people’s expectations of their development tools.

If you have never before used Ant, this book will introduce you to it, taking you systematically through the core stages of most Java projects: compilation, testing, execution, packaging, and delivery. If you’re an experienced Ant user, ...

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