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Apache Ant
Ant is a Java based build tool, similar to make, but with better support for the cross platform issues involved with developing Java applications. Instead of a model where the tool is extended with shell based commands, it is extended using Java classes. Instead of writing shell commands, the configuration files are XML based calling out a target tree where various tasks get executed. Each task is run by an object which implements a particular Task interface.


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Source requirement JAXP-compliant XML parser

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 9 May 2014.


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