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.
|Developed by||Apache Software Foundation|
|Latest stable version||Apache Ant 1|
Apache Ant is becoming less popular. The ‘newer’ Java build tools are Maven or Gradle.