"A great resource . . . learn how to integrate Ant into [a] personal set of best practices for software configuration management solutions." -- slashdot.org
"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
Erik Hatcher, one of the original Lucene in Action authors, is a committer on the Ant, Lucene, and Tapestry open-source projects, and coauthor of Manning's award-winning Java Development with Ant.
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.
Robinson is the author of a monthly on-line column at the Swing Connection and works as an engineer for WebScope, Inc.
Pavel Vorobiev has been a software developer for companies such as Right Works and Netfish Technologies where he was a senior software engineer and architect working on the design and development of procurement and B2Bi workflow software involving early-adopter XML standards, J2EE, and web services technologies. He was also a programmer analyst for Merrill Lynch. Pavel is the coauthor of JFC: Java Foundation Classes, Migrating from Java 1.0 to 1.1, The Java 1.1 Programmer's Reference, and The Official Netscape Java 1.1 Programming Book. He lives in San Leandro, California.