How to Quick-Start With Ant Java Building Tool on Mac OS X Step-by-Step Easy Guide

March 4, 2014 | By Duchateaux.

Mac OS X Ant Building Java Projects

The Short Guide shows you How to Quick Start with Ant Building a Hello-World Java Project on macOS.

Ant is a build tool, a small program designed to help software teams develop big programs by automating all the drudge-work tasks of compiling code, running tests, and packaging the results for redistribution.

Ant is written in Java and is designed to be cross-platform, easy to use, extensible, and scalable.

The Tutorial Include Links to Getting-Started with Ant and Oracle Java JDK 7 on macOS.

Quick-Start Apache Ant on Mac Mavericks 10.9 OS X - Featured
  1. Getting-Started with Apache Ant on macOS

    Ant Getting-Started Guide
  2. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Mac Mavericks Open Terminal
  3. Create a Simple Java Project Instance.

    cd /[path/2/javaProject]

    Nano is used because it’s Present by Default on System, so Instead, you can just Use your Editor of Choice…


    public class HelloWorldWithAnt 
    public static void main(String args[]) 
    System.out.println("Hello World. I Got Started with Ant!");  
  4. Now Suppose that you Want Ant to:

    1. Build the Class on Project
    2. Store the Results in a JAR Archive
  5. Make the Ant build.xml File.

    nano build.xml


    Building the .jar file.
  6. How to Install Recommended Oracle JDK on macOS

    Install Oracle JDK for Mac
  7. To Run the Ant Building Task.

    Simply :)

  8. Getting-Started with Hadoop/Map-Reduce on macOS

    Mac Hadoop Quick Start

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