yWorks Ant Explorer is a tool to visualize Ant build scripts. It clearly and concisely presents both the targets and their dependencies as well as the used properties.
Furthermore, as a special feature, yWorks Ant Explorer allows you to visualize the run of Ant build scripts.
yWorks Ant Explorer can be used in a number of different scenarios.
The stand-alone version can be installed both locally and via Java WebStart. It provides analysis of local Ant scripts without the need for additional software.
The local installation can be used as a wrapper for the usual command line
ant" allowing execution of local Ant scripts. It enables
effective processing of Ant builds which are at the same time visually presented
in an animated fashion.
yWorks Ant Explorer can also be used as an integrated component within popular IDEs. Appropriate plugins are available for Eclipse, IntelliJ Idea, and NetBeans.
This provides any Java developer with the means to clearly visualize his or her build process from within his or her favorite working environment.
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