Apache Ant

Software tool for automating software build processes. It is an XML contained list of procedural steps to perform in order to build a software project. The main known usage of Ant is the build of Java applications. Ant supplies a number of built-in tasks allowing to compile, assemble, test and run Java applications.

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First released 2000
Developed by Apache Software Foundation
Latest stable version Apache Ant 1
Open-source Not defined

Interesting facts

Apache Ant is becoming less popular. The  ‘newer’ Java build tools are Maven or Gradle.

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