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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.
Definitive, I recommend it for anyone wishing to learn and use A Neat Tool for Java development and programming efforts.Published on January 6, 2013 by locust
This is the OBSOLETE 1st edition. Buy the 2nd edition "ANT in Action" (2007).
You need a forward pointer to the current, 2nd edition of this book which... Read more
I read the first 4 chapters of this book to get a basic understanding of Ant. Since my employer already uses Ant, the skills that I need is to understand an Ant build file and how... Read morePublished on May 30, 2007 by Yudha Herwono
Sorry for the short review...
I was completely new to Ant before buying this book, now I feel like an expert. It's a very well structured book. Read more
Ant to me was just a build script, nothing more or less. I got curious about what you can do with ant and figured, how could you make a full book with this topic. Read morePublished on June 2, 2005 by Max C. Anderson
Almost in each project which I write I find this book to be valuebale.
If you are willing to put more time on ant than just to know the trivial parts, than you must read this... Read more
This book covers a lot more than just the mechanics of how to use a build tool (Ant). It has a lot of great "best practices" info and a lot of relevant examples. Read morePublished on May 25, 2005 by Michael S. Wolfson
This books main failing is that it ends up with Pages of listings of the methods that you can use in Ant which is not really why one buys a book in my opinion. Read morePublished on May 20, 2005 by Martin Brady
Ant (Another Neat Tool) is a build tool that facilitates building applications using Java. To use Ant, you construct a build file that then directs the various Java software... Read morePublished on October 14, 2004 by John Matlock