Apache Ant Tutorial

Apache Ant Tutorial

Here Apache Ant Tutorial provides installing ant, setup build file and Example. Apache Ant is a Java-based build tool. Apache Ant’s build files are written in XML and they take advantage of being open standard, portable and easy to understand.

In this tutorial we are going to show you how to use Apache ANT to automate the build and deployment process in simple and easy steps.

Ant Tutorials

  1. Introduction to Ant
    What is ANT and talked about some history about ANT and it’s versions.
  2. Installing & Configure Ant
    How to install Apache Ant to different platform, setup environment variables and configure.
  3. Ant Build file in Java Project
    Creating Ant build file and discussing terms about this file. How to useful this file for a project deployment process.
  4. Creating targets and their dependencies
    How to configure target and what is use of it and also creating dependencies between them.
  5. Using Property files and Task
    Using properties file to simplify configuration and also used here property task for creating ant build file.
  6. Create Jar file using Ant
    Here we will see how to create Jar file using Ant build file and what is configuration required for it. And also including external Jars for making single deployment jar file.
  7. Create War file using Ant
    Here we will see how to create WAR file for web application in Spring MVC.
  8. Build Documentation using Ant
    We are creating documentation for a project by using Ant build.
  9. Ant Eclipse Integration
    Integrating Apache Ant with Eclipse too simplify the use of ant build file and run.
  10. Ant Junit Integration and Generate jUnit Report
    Integrating JUnit for unit testing of application.
  11. Developing Application with Ant
    Here we will full application using Apache Ant.

This tutorial help to developer to learn the building application with Apache ANT to automate the build and deployment process. It is assumed that the readers have prior knowledge of basic software development using java or any other programming language.

Happy Build Tool Ant learning!!! 🙂