How to Quick-Start with Ant Java Building Tool on GNU/Linux Distros Step-by-Step Easy Guide

March 4, 2014 | By thelinuxevangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Java Ant Building Java Projects

The Short Guide Shows You How to Quick-Start with Ant Building a Hello-World Java Project on GNU/Linux Distributions.

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 Linux.

Quick-Start Apache Ant on Linux - Featured
  1. Getting-Started with Apache Ant on GNU/Linux Distributions:

    Install Ant on Linux
  2. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

  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 Project 
     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 all the Classes 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 Linux:

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

    Simply :)

  8. How to Install the Latest Eclipse for Java on GNU/Linux Distributions:

    Install Eclipse for Java on Linux

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