anonymous tech woman

Yet another woman in technology blog. I'm actually a developer who uses a variety of Java and database technologies on a variety of platforms.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Ant Is Easy

Today I finally put some effort in and wrote some Ant build files from scatch. The first was a dummy and the next was a real one to check a database connection. To summarise Apache Ant is simply a J2EE build tool that allows you to compile and run numerous Java classes include JUnit classes. It is basically a Java version of make used in C and C++. Recruiters make a big deal of the fact that if you develop in Java you should be able to use Ant so it's a skill worth learning, and like most things in Java a simple one. The tool can be downloaded here. The tutorials I used where from and from the Ant manual.


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