July 13, 2005
TechBookReport on 'Ant: Definitive Guide'
TBR writes "Ant is the premier Java-based build tool. Part of the Apache project, Ant is the build tool that all other tools measure themselves against. It's an extremely simple to use, platform-independent alternative to make and the make-derivatives (gnumake, nmake, jam etc). However to view it as a simple alternative to make is to miss the point that Ant is extremely flexible, extensible and easily integrated into developer environments like Eclipse, jEdit and so on."