Before we start
Apache Ant is considered the Holy Grail of build tools in the Java™ development world. Most Java projects worth their salt have some sort of custom build process attached to them in the form of an Ant build script. Therefore, every worthwhile Java IDE must have some sort of support built in for Ant. Eclipse, a favorite IDE, doesn't disappoint: It provides extensive built-in support for Ant.
Learn how to make use of the features present in Eclipse to write and debug Ant files, and also how to use Ant files as builders.
This tutorial assumes a basic knowledge of creating Ant scripts and working with the Eclipse platform.