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William Brogden
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I finally took the plunge and learned enough ANT to use it on some SOAP examples. Very cool & integrated easily into my UltraEdit editor.

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Mary Taylor
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Joined: Sep 11, 2000
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Is UltraEdit free? Where were the instructions to integrate Ant with it? I'm really a beginner so I'm going to not be shy and ask a very basic question. Sun has us build the tutorial examples with Ant. What is happening when we do that? I like to know why I am doing something and not just blindly follow instructions.
William Brogden
Author and all-around good cowpoke

Joined: Mar 22, 2000
Posts: 12682
UltraEdit is not free - but you can download a free evaluation copy.
I used the "Tool configuration" menu to set up execution of Ant as a menu item with capture of the output to a UltraEdit text window.
You should download the full Ant package from
so you can get the complete documentation. Essentially, Ant processes a build.xml file that defines various jobs to execute. Compilation being one of the basic jobs. There are a lot of useful built in jobs and you can define more.
I agree. Here's the link:
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