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By Steve Loughran

This moment variation of a Manning bestseller has been revised and re-titled to slot the 'In motion' sequence via Steve Loughran, an Ant undertaking committer. Ant in Action introduces Ant and the way to exploit it for test-driven Java software improvement. Ant itself is relocating to v1.7, a huge revision, on the finish of 2006 so the timing for the booklet is true. A unmarried program of accelerating complexity, through the booklet, exhibits how an software evolves and the way to deal with the issues of establishing and trying out. Reviewers have praised the book's assurance of large-projects, Ant's complex positive aspects, and the main points and intensity of the discussion-all unavailable elsewhere.

this can be a significant revision with the second one 1/2 the publication thoroughly new, including:

  • How to control gigantic tasks
  • Library administration
  • Enterprise Java
  • Continuous integration
  • Deployment
  • Writing new Ant projects and datatypes

buy of the print booklet comes with a proposal of a unfastened PDF, ePub, and Kindle e-book from Manning. additionally to be had is all code from the book.

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This is what continuous integration tools can do: they can monitor the repository and rerun the build when something changes. If the build and tests work, they update a status page on their web site. If something fails, developers get email notifying them of the problem. This catches errors within minutes of the code being checked in, stopping bugs from hiding unnoticed in the source. It runs inside Integrated Development Environments Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) are great for editing, compiling, and debugging code, and they’re easy to use.

What we do not have in this edition is a quick reference to the Ant tasks. When you install Ant, you get an up-to-date copy of the documentation, which includes a reference of all Ant’s tasks and types. Bookmark this documentation in your browser, as it is invaluable. org/. com/loughran. You’ll find links to the source and the author forum plus some extra content that isn’t in the book, including a couple of chapters from the previous edition and a bibliography with links. Expect more coverage of Ant-related topics as time progresses.

The property handling mechanism allows parameterization and reusability of our build file. This particular example, while certainly demonstrative, is minimal and gives only a hint of things to follow. In this build, we tell Ant to place the generated documentation alongside the compiled classes, which isn’t a typical distribution layout but allows this example to be abbreviated. Using the -propertyfile command-line option is also atypical and is used in situations where forced override control is desired, such as forcing a build to upload to a different server.

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