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Ant is a Java-based build tool. In theory, it is kind of like Make, without Make's wrinkles and with the full portability of pure Java code.

Apache Ant's Features
  • The most complete Java build and deployment tool available.
  • Platform neutral and can handle platform specific properties such as file separators
  • Can be used to perform platform specific tasks such as modifying the modified time of a file using 'touch' command
  • Scripts are written using plain XML. If you are already familiar with XML, you can learn pretty quickly
  • Automate complicated repetitive tasks
  • Interface to develop custom tasks
  • Can be easily invoked from the command line and it can integrate with free and commercial IDEs

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