List/Grid Tag Archives: Apache Ant

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Java Build Tools: Ant vs Maven vs Gradle

In the beginning there was Make as the only build tool available. Later on it was improved with GNU Make. However, since then our needs increased and, as a result, build tools evolved. JVM ...
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Apache Ant tasks for JMX access

I wanted to invoke JMX operations from the Ant tasks. However finding usable ant tasks library as well as the usage was rather tricky. So let me share my experience to make things easier ...
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4 simple steps to migrate legacy projects from Ant to Maven

For some time we were thinking about migrating our build to maven from ant. It happened last month and was actually simpler than what we have anticipated. From my experience, here ...
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Ant Properties Nuances

Every once in a while, I’m reminded of a few subtle nuances of Ant properties that can, when forgotten, lead to confusion when dealing with Ant. In particular, the fact that Ant ...
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How to run Ant targets with Maven?

The maven-antrun-plugin allows us to run ant targets with various maven build phases. I am going to explain very practical usage of maven-antrun-plugin specially for developers with ...
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Migrating a Large Project from Ant to Maven

The truth is we had been under difficult times. We spent almost three months to migrate our build mechanism from Ant to Maven. That’s the minimum time you have to put in your ...
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Useful Ant build tags

Questions: How to do following tasks in ant file?Make zip file. Run command. Copy files to remote machine. Run commands on Remote Linux machine. Open an input box and respond ...
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Using Gradle to Bootstrap your Legacy Ant Builds

Gradle provides several different ways to leverage your existing investment in Ant, both in terms of accumulated knowledge and the time you’ve already put into build files. This can ...
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TeamCity artifacts: HTTP, Ant, Gradle and Maven

In how many ways can you retrieve TeamCity artifacts? I say plenty to choose from! If you’re in a world of Java build tools then you can use plain HTTP request, Ant + Ivy, Gradle ...
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