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"Java Development with Ant" - Release Announcement - Manning

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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
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 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
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
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)
Publicity Contact for Review Copies:
Helen Trimes
Manning Publications Co. ~ 209 Bruce Park Avenue ~ Greenwich, CT 06830
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