Introduction to ANT
Initially, it was not an easy task to work on the large java projects but thanks to ant for simplifying the complex details apart from the development concepts that the software developers have to keep in regard while developing the java software.
To understand more clearly, Let?s view a project development scenario without the ant tool where you need to work on a large Java project without any project-building tool. This project consist of multiple java files, classes depending on other classes, stubs or drivers classes situated in multiple directories, additionally the output files are required to save to different locations.
- Before installing Ant make sure you have JDK1.3 or above installed on your machine.
- Download ant from http://jakarta.apache.org/ant/ and unzip the file into your favorite directory.
- Set the class path to the bin directory of
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