Apache Ant is a Java based build tool from Apache Software Foundation. Apache Ant's build files are written in XML and they take advantage of being open standard, portable and easy to understand.
This tutorial should show you how to use Apache ANT to automate the build and deployment process in simple and easy steps. After completing this tutorial, you should find yourself at a moderate level of expertise in using Apache Ant from where you may take yourself to next levels.
This tutorial has been prepared for the beginners to help them understand the basic functionality of Apache ANT to automate the build and deployment process.
For this tutorial, it is assumed that the readers have prior knowledge of basic software development using java or any other programming language. This should help if you had some exposure to the software build and deployment process.