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Ant Build Tool Training Course

Apache's Ant build tool has become the de facto standard in building Java projects. This 1-day course will provide you with the knowledge you need to develop and IDE and platform independent means of compiling, packaging, testing and deploying your Java projects.

It will take you through the Ant build tool in sufficient detail to allow you customise it for your own specific needs, as well as outlining some specific patterns of Ant usage. You will go away from this course having a solid understanding of how Ant works, and how it can help you. You will take with you a comprehensive set of notes and examples to use on your next project.

The course is practical in nature, taking you through writing an Ant build script, and building on it throughout the day to incorporate examples of the many different tasks Ant can help with.

Ant Training Course - Part 1
Ant, and why to use it
Ant terminology and concepts
Installing and executing Ant
A working build script
Ant Training Course - Part 2
Core Ant Tasks
JUnit testing with Ant
Optional Ant Tasks
Patterns of usage - web, J2EE applications