Apache ANT is a Java based build tool from Apache Software Foundation. Apache ANT’s build files are written in XML and they take advantage of being open standard, portable and easy to understand.
This tutorial will teach you how to use Apache ANT to automate the build and deployment process in simple and easy steps. After completing this tutorial, you will find yourself at a moderate level of expertise in using Apache ANT from where you can take yourself to next levels.
This tutorial is prepared for the beginners to help them understand basic functionality of Apache ANT tool to automate the build and deployment process.
We assume you have knowledge of software development using any programming language, especially Java, and the software build and deployment process.