Ant in Action

Ant in Action

by ErikHatcher (Author), SteveLoughran (Author)


This second edition of a Manning bestseller has been revised and re-titled to fit

the 'In Action' Series by Steve Loughran, an Ant project committer.

Ant in

Action introduces Ant and how to use it for test-driven Java application development.

Ant itself is moving to v1.7, a major revision, at the end of 2006 so the

timing for the book is right. A single application of increasing complexity,

followed throughout the book, shows how an application evolves and how to

handle the problems of building and testing. Reviewers have praised the book's

coverage of large-projects, Ant's advanced features, and the details and depth of

the discussion all unavailable elsewhere.

This is a major revision with the second half of the book completely new,


How to manage Big projects

Library management

Enterprise Java

Continuous integration


Writing new Ant tasks and datatypes


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 600
Edition: 2
Publisher: Manning Publications
Published: 12 Jul 2007

ISBN 10: 193239480X
ISBN 13: 9781932394801

Author Bio

Steve Loughran

has been an active user and developer of Ant since the year 2000,

a committer on the project since 2001, and a member of the Apache Software

Foundation since 2004. He regularly lectures on the problems of big-system

builds, distributed testing, and deployment. He is a research scientist at Hewlett-

Packard Laboratories in Bristol, UK.

Erik Hatcher is an active Ant project developer and maintains jGuru's Ant FAQ

and Forum. Erik has written articles for, IBM developerWorks,

and JavaPro. His other open-source efforts currently include Lucene, XDoclet, and

his own blogger, BlogScene. He is also the co-author of Manning's Lucene in

Action. Erik lives in Charlottesville, VA.