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From Jim Cheesman <>
Subject Re: Book on Ant
Date Wed, 03 Oct 2001 07:07:15 GMT
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 

A small chapter on make (as a comparison to ant) would be nice, too.


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