======================= MANNING PRESS RELEASE ======================= Manning Publications announces the release of: Java Development with Ant By Erik Hatcher and Steve Loughran How to automate your build, test, and deployment process The most widely used build tool for Java projects, Ant is cross-platform, extensible, simple, fast and easy to use. It scales from small personal projects to large, multi-team J2EE ones. Java Development with Ant systematically explores what Ant can do, and how to apply it to a range of projects. Java Development with Ant will show both beginner and experienced users powerful and creative uses for Ant. The book emphasizes basic concepts, starting with Ant's XML-driven build process. It leads readers step-by-step through everything they need to know to compile, test, package and deploy an application. It then guides them through the maze of more complex situations common in larger projects such as enterprise Java applications and Web Services. This book allows users to gain access to a powerful tool to automatically build, test, and deploy Java software, no matter how simple or complex it might be. Java Development with Ant includes - * The new Ant 1.5 features * Ant's datatypes and property handling * JUnit testing and reporting * Continuous integration techniques * XDoclet for attribute-oriented programming * EJB generation, building, and packaging * Writing and testing native code * Building Web Services with Apache Axis * Deploying your system to multiple remote servers * Using and writing Loggers, Listeners, Selectors and Custom tasks
About the Authors - Erik Hatcher, an Ant project committer, has written popular articles on Ant's JUnit integration. He maintains jGuru's Ant FAQ where he answers the world's toughest Ant questions. Erik lives in Charlottesville, Virginia. Steve Loughran designs and builds production Web Services using Java and Ant. Prior to that, he was a research scientist in Hewlett Packard Laboratories in England. Steve lives in Corvallis, Oregon. About Manning Publications Co. - Manning Publications Co. is a growing computer book publisher with a reputation for clear writing and high quality technical content. For each of its books Manning makes available to its readers an online discussion forum where they can pose questions to the author. To get access to the authors of Java Development with Ant, go to www.manning.com/hatcher. Here you will also find the book's table of contents, sample chapters, source code and other content. Java Development with Ant will be available in retail stores August 2002. Java Development with Ant is the latest book to join Manning's Java Developer's Library, which includes such highly acclaimed texts as Bitter Java, JDK 1.4 Tutorial, SCWCD Exam Study Kit, Web Development with JavaServer Pages, Server-Side Java Programming, Swing, Java Network Programming, and many others. Read about these and other titles in development at www.manning.com/java.html. Java Development with Ant By Erik Hatcher and Steve Loughran ISBN 1930110-588 August 2002, Softbound, 672 pages, $44.95 Ebook Edition 4 Mb, PDF, $13.50 (ebook is only available from the publisher) www.manning.com/hatcher. Publicity Contact for Review Copies: Helen Trimes firstname.lastname@example.org Manning Publications Co. ~ 209 Bruce Park Avenue ~ Greenwich, CT 06830
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