Building and Deploying Struts Applications Using Jakarta Ant

You might have been using Ant all through the book. At least a few previous chapters came with Ant build files. But we felt it was important to dedicate some space to Ant directly because of its importance and because many readers probably haven’t used it to a great extent.

In this section, you revisit the original Hello World application from back in Chapter 3. It’s a simple, basic application and is just right for demonstrating the process of creating an Ant build file.

To begin with, you need two directory structures. The first is the development structure where the files are kept while you’re working on them. The second directory structure is the one you have to deploy the application ...

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