Explain the concepts and capabilities of ANT.Ant is a build tool that is java based. A build tool performs the following tasks:
1. Compiling java code into byte code
2. Placing this byte code in a package
3. Deployment to production systems
4. Document creation and release notes preparation.
Capabilities of ANT:
ANT tool is extended by using java classes. The configuration files are XML-based. Each task of building directory tree is executed by using the object that implements the Task interface.
ANT provides the cross-platform deployment that can run on any platform.
Explain the concepts and capabilities of ANT.Open
Ant is an open source project available under the Apache license. Therefore, its source code can be downloaded and modified.
Additionally, Ant uses XML build files which make its development easy.
Use of XML along with Java makes Ant the perfect solution for developing programs designed to run or be built across a range of different operating systems.
New tasks are used to extend the capabilities of the build process, while build listeners are used to help hook into the build process to add extra error tracking functionality.
As Ant is extensible and open, it can be integrated with any editor or development environment easily.