Build software with Gant

Flexible builds are easier with the marriage of Groovy and Ant

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Andrew Glover

Date archived: May 14, 2019 | First published: May 27, 2008

Gant is a highly versatile build framework that leverages both Groovy and Apache Ant to let you implement programmatic logic while using all of Ant's capabilities. In this tutorial, Andy Glover guides you step-by-step through Gant's fundamental concepts. You'll learn how to define behavior in your build through Gant's flexible domain-specific language, how to reuse Ant features, and how to define functions that make your builds more efficient and even proactive.

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