Chapter 8. Putting it all together
|8.1||How to write good build files|
|8.2||Building the diary library|
|8.4||Building an existing project under Ant|
We’ve introduced the basic concepts, tasks, and types of Ant. We’ve shown how it reads build files containing targets and tasks, showing Ant what needs to be done to build a project. We’ve looked at Ant’s tasks, targets, properties, and datatypes, and we’ve shown you how to automate the build and compile, test, package, and distribute a Java project. You should now be able to create build files to accomplish the most common build-related tasks, such as <javac>, <copy>, <zip> and <jar>.
What we haven’t shown you is a single build file that incorporates all these things. ...