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  1. How and why to create custom Ant tasks (1 messages)

    This article describes how to create custom Ant tasks within Rational Application Developer, which is built on the Eclipse platform. It presents a powerful and flexible ANT technique for extending your functionality. It also explains why you might want or need to do so. The example in this article provides a useful function not currently available in the integrated development environment (IDE).
  2. Is this not a development smell - to tightly couple your IDE to your build system?