Ant: The Java Build Tool in Practice is a desktop guide and reference for this Java-based application building tool. Beginning with an overview of Ant, including the basics of installation and file handling, you will find details on the syntax and basic descriptions of the core commands. Subsequent chapters take a pragmatic approach, grouping similar commands by subject, and then discussing them from a "practical use" point of view. Code examples are included throughout the text to illustrate the various capabilities of Ant, and to make learning quick and easy. The companion CD-ROM contains the latest version of Apache Ant and Jakarta Oro, in addition to all the source code from the book.
- Starts with the installation of Ant, describes the set up of Ant XML files, and explains the basics of this Java tool
- Covers the Ant 1.5.1 release, and includes Ant 1.5.3 on the companion CD-ROM
- Provides a desktop reference with the syntax and descriptions for Ant's core commands
- Focuses on concrete activities and concepts, and uses examples to demonstrate the command characteristics in a straightforward, concise manner
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About the Author:
Contains all the code from examples in the book
Contains the Ant package and the Oro package for regular expressions. The installation process is described in the book.
Bernd Matzke has been a professional software developer for over 15 years. He currently serves as manager of research and development at Forcont Business Technology in Leipzig, Germany, and is prominently involved in the development of Forcont Factory, a Web-based tool for information logistics and management.