Sotirios-Efstathios Maneas

About Sotirios-Efstathios Maneas

Sotirios-Efstathios (Stathis) Maneas is a postgraduate student at the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. His main interests include distributed systems, web crawling, model checking, operating systems, programming languages and web applications.

How to create an Ant build file from Maven example

In this tutorial we will show you how to create an Ant build file, called build.xml, using Apache Maven. Ant supplies a number of built-in tasks allowing to compile, assemble, test and run Java applications. Maven contains the Ant Plugin that generates all necessary Ant build files, using the pom.xml file.

In this example, we use the following tools on a Windows 7 platform:

  • Apache Maven 3.1.1
  • Maven Ant Plugin 2.3
  • JDK 1.7

 
Using the terminal (Linux or Mac) or the command prompt (Windows), we navigate to the folder where our project is located.  Then, we issue the following command:

mvn ant:ant

A sample output of the command’s execution is shown below:

mvn_ant_WM

As we observe, the following files have been produced

  • build.xml
  • maven-build.xml
  • maven-build.properties

as a result of Maven’s Ant Plugin:

mvn_ant_dir_WM

 

This was a tutorial on how to create an Ant build file, using Apache Maven.

Related Whitepaper:

Java Essential Training

Author David Gassner explores Java SE (Standard Edition), the language used to build mobile apps for Android devices, enterprise server applications, and more!

The course demonstrates how to install both Java and the Eclipse IDE and dives into the particulars of programming. The course also explains the fundamentals of Java, from creating simple variables, assigning values, and declaring methods to working with strings, arrays, and subclasses; reading and writing to text files; and implementing object oriented programming concepts. Exercise files are included with the course.

Get it Now!  

Examples Java Code Geeks and all content copyright © 2010-2014, Exelixis Media Ltd | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy
All trademarks and registered trademarks appearing on Examples Java Code Geeks are the property of their respective owners.
Java is a trademark or registered trademark of Oracle Corporation in the United States and other countries.
Examples Java Code Geeks is not connected to Oracle Corporation and is not sponsored by Oracle Corporation.

Sign up for our Newsletter

20,709 insiders are already enjoying weekly updates and complimentary whitepapers! Join them now to gain exclusive access to the latest news in the Java world, as well as insights about Android, Scala, Groovy and other related technologies.

As an extra bonus, by joining you will get our brand new e-books, published by Java Code Geeks and their JCG partners for your reading pleasure! Enter your info and stay on top of things,

  • Fresh trends
  • Cases and examples
  • Research and insights
  • Two complimentary e-books