Java-based build tool
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.
10 November 2013
Leaders and contributors
|See for a complete list||Contributor|
|Ant development team||Maintainer|
Resources and communication
|Developers||VCS Repository Webview||https://svn.apache.org/viewvc/ant/core/trunk/|
|Developers||VCS Repository Webview||http://ant.apache.org/svn.html|
|Source requirement||JAXP-compliant XML parser|
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