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From "Herry Koh" <>
Subject RE: Book on Ant
Date Fri, 05 Oct 2001 14:46:35 GMT
I totally agree that Ant can be a very powerful tool in helping 
companies and developers develop better designs, version control 
and build process. I have seen a very good article on that as well at

the paper on Continuous Integration which includes a very 
interesting chapter on using Ant together with CVS and JUnit as 
the company's build process.

I would believe that any books on Ant should include some 
recommendations on the integration of Ant with project 
development and management.

Just some thoughts....


On 3 Oct 2001, at 12:46, Bhadra, Jatin wrote:

> I think it is a very good idea to have a chapter that gives suggestions on
> designing projects and build process. I think as Java forces developers to
> write good code. ANT should forces developers to have better project design,
> version control of releases and build process. 
> Basically the idea is that build should be automated end to end, From
> extraction from version control to deployment on application server or any
> target.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Cheesman []
> Sent: 03 October 2001 08:07
> To:
> Subject: Re: Book on Ant
> At 07:45 PM 02/10/01, you wrote:
> >Would the book be available free online?   Should be!
> Optimistically I'll agree with this ;)
> >Topics for must-have:
> >  - installation  (the jars to download).
> >  - property uses, file set uses.
> >  - example build files
> >  - build file architectures
> >  - ejb tasks
> >  - custom ant task development
> I'd add:
> Something a bit more abstract / less ant-specific about the build process, 
> designing projects so that they can be built/managed easily. (For example, 
> most of us on the list *know* that source and classes should be seperate, 
> and that you build to a seperate directory: a fair number of the people I 
> work with don't bother with this... and run into all sorts of problems as a 
> result.)
> A small chapter on make (as a comparison to ant) would be nice, too.
> --
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