This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum.
We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line!
See this thread for details.
The moose likes Ant, Maven and Other Build Tools and the fly likes Ant book needed Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login

Win a copy of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide this week in the OCAJP 8 forum!
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Engineering » Ant, Maven and Other Build Tools
Bookmark "Ant book needed" Watch "Ant book needed" New topic

Ant book needed

Jiafan Zhou
Ranch Hand

Joined: Sep 28, 2005
Posts: 192

Anybody introduces a good book on Ant?
It would be best that a book covers Ant + Eclipse.

Matt Harrah
Ranch Hand

Joined: Aug 05, 2006
Posts: 54
My favorite Ant book is the one from O'Reilly. However, to my recollection it has nothing in it about Eclipse.
Srikanth Raghavan
Ranch Hand

Joined: Oct 31, 2005
Posts: 389
Go for ANT: The definitive Guide 2nd edition by Steve Holzner.

There's a chapter dedicated for ANT + Eclipse. But I guess the eclipse UI itself is intutive enough that you won't need a guide.
Jeanne Boyarsky
author & internet detective

Joined: May 26, 2003
Posts: 32636

I liked Pro Apache Ant because there is less overlap with the online manual. Eclipse is discussed in this book as well.

[OCA 8 book] [Blog] [JavaRanch FAQ] [How To Ask Questions The Smart Way] [Book Promos]
Other Certs: SCEA Part 1, Part 2 & 3, Core Spring 3, TOGAF part 1 and part 2
Jiafan Zhou
Ranch Hand

Joined: Sep 28, 2005
Posts: 192

I am currently reading the <<Java Development with Ant Paperback by Erik Hatcher>> and what I found about this book is that it focused too much on the ANT Syntax..
and a lot of the tasks which cannot go through the Ant1.6.5 compiler..

Maybe I am too busy these days, really very slow in progress on this book.

Kind regards,
I agree. Here's the link:
subject: Ant book needed
It's not a secret anymore!