"Erik and Steve give you the answers to questions you didn't even know you have." -- Ted Neward, .NET & Java author and instructor
"Required reading for all Java developers . . . You will only need one Ant book if you buy this one." -- About.com Java Guide
"This should be required reading for all Java developers." -- Denver Java Users Group
"[A] must read for everyone using Ant in the development/build/deploy process for Java applications." -- Werner Ramaeker's Weblog
"[This] is essential for anyone serious about actually shipping Java applications. I wish I could say I wrote it." -- Stuart Halloway, chief technical officer, DevelopMentor, and author, Component Development for the Java Platform
About the Author
Steve Loughran has been an active user and developer of Ant since the year 2000, a committer on the project since 2001, and a member of the Apache Software Foundation since 2004. He regularly lectures on the problems of big-system builds, distributed testing, and deployment. He is a research scientist at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories in Bristol, UK.