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From "Steve Loughran" <>
Subject Re: Java Development with ANT
Date Fri, 07 Mar 2003 22:28:33 GMT

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From: "Matthew Oatham" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, March 07, 2003 04:48
Subject: Java Development with ANT

>Recently got Java Development with ANT book, while it is proving to be
extremely useful and well written I feel I am >missing something.

well, lets try and clarify it. There is also a web page discussion on the
publishers site (under ) so that ant users dont
get too distracted by details related to a particular book.

>on page 113 the Search class is listed, it imports 2 other classes
supposedly created by the reader >org.example.antbook.common.Document and
SearchUtil . Where in the previous pages of the book were these >classes
created? Or weren't they? I'm a littled confused about the application the
example tries to create, is it >introduced later in the book?

The overall applicaiton was released and updated by erik recently
is essentially a web app to do full text searching of documents; we chose
the ant docs themselves. You can find the classes you need there. The reason
we left stuff out the book was that we were trying to show ant build files,
rather than random bits of code,

>I've just read CH4 (the one about JUnit) this also seemed a little vague
about the test classes to create. Are these >introduced later on?

No, if there is confusion here we should clarify it now. What do you mean by
the test classes?

To do a unit test, you write a class that extends junit.TestCase, the
convention in ant based dev being to call it SomethingTest so that
* can find all tests in a directory. In each TestCase subclass, you
write methods called testSomeFeature() then run the junit gui, the IDE junit
hosting or ant's <junit> class over them.

Is that any clearer?


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