Apache ANT | Java | Ivy | AntUnit
Apache Ant is a build tool for Java-based projects. It is used to automate the process of building, testing and deploying applications. Ant is based on the concept of build files, which are written in XML and define the tasks that must be performed to build the project.

The most popular frameworks and technologies related to Ant include:

Apache Ivy: This is a dependency management tool for Ant. It allows developers to specify the libraries and other dependencies their project needs, and Ivy will automatically download and manage those dependencies during the build process.

Apache Maven: This is a build automation tool for Java projects. It provides a set of plugins and conventions that make it easier to build, test, and deploy Java applications. Maven uses a declarative approach where the build is defined in a project descriptor file written in XML.

Apache Commons: This is a collection of libraries and utilities that can be used in Java projects. It includes components for common tasks such as file manipulation, networking and data processing. These libraries can be used in Ant build files to provide additional functionality.

Apache AntUnit: This is a testing framework for Ant build files. It allows developers to write unit tests for their Ant build scripts to ensure they are correct and reliable.

Overall, these frameworks and technologies provide the tools and infrastructure needed to build and deploy Java-based applications with Ant.

BITS experts have used Ant Build tools as well as related technologies in a wide range of projects. A selection of case studies and references can be found below.

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