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== Introduction ==
  
 
When software projects become large its is often helpful for developers to create build or make file that assists the developer to quickly "compile" new code. Although designed for Java the Apache Ant system can be used to create build files for Joomla developers, it is especially useful because it is installed be default in Eclipse which is an IDE often used by Joomla! extension developers. Creating an Ant build file for your projects will greatly expedite the following frequent tasks.
 
When software projects become large its is often helpful for developers to create build or make file that assists the developer to quickly "compile" new code. Although designed for Java the Apache Ant system can be used to create build files for Joomla developers, it is especially useful because it is installed be default in Eclipse which is an IDE often used by Joomla! extension developers. Creating an Ant build file for your projects will greatly expedite the following frequent tasks.
  
Creating accurate xml manifest file lists
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==== common tasks that can be scripted by an Ant build file ====
Generating new Joomla install archives
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#Creating accurate xml manifest file lists
Updating development/debug server files
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#Generating new Joomla install archives
Uploading new archives to release sites
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#Updating development/debug server files
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#Uploading new archives to release sites
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== Installing Ant ==

Revision as of 21:45, 11 June 2009

Introduction

When software projects become large its is often helpful for developers to create build or make file that assists the developer to quickly "compile" new code. Although designed for Java the Apache Ant system can be used to create build files for Joomla developers, it is especially useful because it is installed be default in Eclipse which is an IDE often used by Joomla! extension developers. Creating an Ant build file for your projects will greatly expedite the following frequent tasks.

common tasks that can be scripted by an Ant build file

  1. Creating accurate xml manifest file lists
  2. Generating new Joomla install archives
  3. Updating development/debug server files
  4. Uploading new archives to release sites

Installing Ant