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Why use Apache Ant

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by , 02-19-2012 at 08:50 AM (760 Views)
Build tools given below are used widely and are present already in the market.
1. Make
2. Nmake
3. Gnumake
4. Jam
Why Apache Ant is needed in presence of various build tools? All the given tools hold certain bounds and original author of Ant doesn’t survive without it.

Ant has always been considered to be a different kind of build tool. Java classes are used for extension of Ant rather than shell based command extension. Configuration files are based on XML, in comparison with writing shell commands. Object runs all tasks, by which task interface implementation is done.

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