Ant: The Definitive Guide (2nd Edition) by Steve Holzner

By Steve Holzner

Quickly after its release, Ant succeeded in taking the Java international by means of hurricane, turning into the main favourite software for construction functions in Java environments. Like most well-liked applied sciences, Ant speedy went via a chain of early revision cycles. With each one re-creation, extra performance was once extra, and extra complexity used to be brought. Ant advanced from a simple-to-learn construct instrument right into a full-fledged trying out and deployment environment.

Ant: The Definitive Guide has been transformed, revised and expanded upon to mirror this evolution. It files the recent ways in which Ant is being utilized, in addition to the array of non-compulsory initiatives that Ant helps. in reality, this new moment version covers every little thing approximately this notable construct administration software from downloading and fitting, to utilizing Ant to check code.

Here are only of some of the gains you'll locate distinct during this complete, must-have guide:
• constructing conditional builds, and dealing with mistakes conditions
• immediately retrieving resource code from model regulate systems
• utilizing Ant with XML files
• utilizing Ant with JavaServer Pages to construct internet applications
• utilizing Ant with firm JavaBeans to construct company applications

Far exceeding its predecessor when it comes to details and aspect, Ant: The Definitive Guide, 2nd Edition is a must have for Java builders surprising with the newest developments in Ant know-how. With this publication at your part, you'll quickly be up to the mark at the most well known software for cross-platform development.

Author Steve Holzner is an award-winning writer who s been writing approximately Java subject matters because the language first seemed; his books have offered greater than 1.5 million copies world wide.

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Ant command-line options Name Description -buildfile file, -f file, or -file file Runs the build file specified by file. -Dproperty=value Sets a property called property with a value of value, and passes it to Ant. -debug, -d Prints debugging information. -diagnostics Prints diagnostics about Ant. -emacs, -e Creates plain, emacs-friendly logging information. -find file, -s file Searches for the build file (named file) along the directory structure towards the root. -help, -h Prints help information.

JcovReport Takes a JProbe coverage snapshot and creates a report. jdepend Uses the JDepend parser to generate code quality metrics. jjdoc Invokes the JJDoc documentation generator (used with JavaCC). jjtree Inserts parse tree building actions into source code using the JJTree preprocessor for the JavaCC compiler. jlink Deprecated. Merges archive contents. Use the zip and jar tasks with the zipfileset and zipgroupfileset attributes instead. jprobe Runs various tools from the JProbe suite. jspc Deprecated.

JcovMerge Merges JProbe coverage snapshots. JcovReport Takes a JProbe coverage snapshot and creates a report. jdepend Uses the JDepend parser to generate code quality metrics. jjdoc Invokes the JJDoc documentation generator (used with JavaCC). jjtree Inserts parse tree building actions into source code using the JJTree preprocessor for the JavaCC compiler. jlink Deprecated. Merges archive contents. Use the zip and jar tasks with the zipfileset and zipgroupfileset attributes instead. jprobe Runs various tools from the JProbe suite.

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