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From Matt Benson <gudnabr...@yahoo.com>
Subject RE: Suggestiosn for ANT-Java programming book
Date Wed, 24 Mar 2004 17:04:20 GMT
Backward compatibility is like priority one with Ant. 
If something is not BC there will be a good reason or
a quick bugfix...

-Matt

--- Kenneth Litwak <klitwak@apu.edu> wrote:
> Hi Erik,
> 
>   I ordered your book yesterday, and now I have a
> question.  I
> downloaded Ant 1.6.1.  Does your comment mean that I
> won't be able to
> use the example sin the book to use 1.6.1?  Does
> 1.6.1 change the rules
> or only offer extensions?  Thanks.
> 
> 
> Ken
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Erik Hatcher
> [mailto:erik@ehatchersolutions.com] 
> Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 2004 6:04 PM
> To: Ant Users List
> Subject: Re: Suggestiosn for ANT-Java programming
> book
> 
> Ken,
> 
> We have a chapter (12) titled "Developing for the
> web" in JDwA.
> 
> I agree with the other comments on this thread -
> there is no book that 
> covers the new Ant 1.6.x features, and for larger
> projects these new 
> features radically change how I'd craft a build
> file.  I still create 
> the directory structure the same, regardless of Ant
> version.  This 
> mirrors what I've created in the freely available
> JavaDevWithAnt 
> project (based on the source code from the book) at:
> 
> 	http://www.ehatchersolutions.com/JavaDevWithAnt
> 
> Erik
> 
> 
> On Mar 23, 2004, at 3:08 PM, Kenneth Litwak wrote:
> 
> > Hi Jim,
> >
> >
> >   Thanks for the suggestion.  The table of
> contents talks about 
> > building
> > web services, bit I don't see a chapter that
> specifically addresses
> > building servlets or JSPs.  Do you remember if
> that's in there?  
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Ken
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: jim@jimvanfleet.com
> [mailto:jim@jimvanfleet.com]
> > Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 2004 11:32 AM
> > To: Ant Users List
> > Cc: Ant Users List
> > Subject: Re: Suggestiosn for ANT-Java programming
> book
> >
> >>
> >> Having read the ANT manual, I'm looking for a
> book that actually
> tells
> >> you how to create a web project directory
> structure, what actually
> > goes
> >> where, how to configure for specific app servers
> or web servers, and
> > so
> >> forth.  A friend suggested _Java Tools for
> Extreme Programming_.  Any
> >> comments or other suggestions?  I'm used to tools
> that hide all this
> >> stuff from you (similar to the Sun Java Reference
> Implementation).  I
> >> need to become an expert at doing it manually
> like yesterday.
> Thanks.
> >>
> >
> > I've got that book;  it's like a good sampler
> platter, but you need
> the
> > entree. It sounds like for your needs, _Java
> Development with Ant_ 
> > would
> > be a better fit.
> >
> > http://www.manning.com/hatcher
> >
> > Available as an eBook, as well, for yesterday's
> needs.
> >
> > I leveraged this book into precisely what you're
> talking about, and my
> > webapp had very peculiar needs.
> >
> > As to the *what* the specifics of specific app
> servers or web servers
> > are,
> > and how they impact your project, you'll probably
> have to find them
> > elsewhere.  (Tomcat does get plenty of coverage in
> the book).
> Whatever
> > the specifics are, though, you'll probably learn
> what you need to
> learn
> > about Ant to handle it.
> >
> > Jim
> >
> >
> >
>
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