Issue No. 06 - November/December (2004 vol. 21)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MS.2004.33
Apache's Ant tool, like Make, helps automate the code-building process. The authors use XML not only to compile source files but also to build and deploy applications. The tool's use of Java classes and XML make it simple, portable, and powerful. The authors summarize Ant's most important features and offer a wealth of recommended practices.
Ant, build tool, build.xml
I. Ciordia and N. Serrano, "Ant: Automating the Process of Building Applications," in IEEE Software, vol. 21, no. , pp. 89-91, 2004.