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Ant book needed

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

Matt Harrah
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My favorite Ant book is the one from O'Reilly. However, to my recollection it has nothing in it about Eclipse.
Srikanth Raghavan
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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
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I liked Pro Apache Ant because there is less overlap with the online manual. Eclipse is discussed in this book as well.

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Jiafan Zhou
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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.

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