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Intertech’s consultants are very experienced in improving performance by leveraging tools like Ant.  Our experts help you:

  • Understand the fundamental structure of an Ant Build File including projects, targets, tasks, dependent tasks, and properties
  • Leverage command line-options, custom environment variables, and logging
  • Create conditional builds thru properties and conditional logic
  • Optimize Ant for use with Java including correct use of command line options and alternate compilers
  • Call Tasks within same or separate build files
  • Create JAR files including working with the META-INF Directory and manifest files
  • Define a strategy for build versioning/numbers
  • Package builds thru TAR files, gzip, and zip files
  • Deploy applications in-house and remote via methods like FTP
  • Setup automatized builds
  • Leverage and integrate with tools like Cruise Control, Gump, and JUnit
  • Access code from CVS including checking out modules, updating shared code, committing code, and determine changes between versions
  • Extend Ant by executing external programs and handling return codes and  timeouts
  • Handle multithreaded tasks
  • Target web environments including creating files like WAR archives or CAB files and deploy to environments like Tomcat
  • Integrate Ant with Eclipse
  • Validate XML documents, load properties from XML files, and create Ant Task DTDs
  • Create custom listeners, loggers, selectors, types, and filters
  • Target issues and bugs in existing Ant files

For more information, view Intertech's complete Java Power Tools automated build and deploy offering.



Intertech has partnered with many organizations to develop and implement sophisticated IT applications to transform organizational processes, strengthen customer engagement and kickstart productivity. Check out one of our recent case studies: Lester Electrical regarding mobile application.

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