News: How and why to create custom Ant tasks
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).
- Posted by: Frank Charles
- Posted on: March 31 2009 10:52 EDT
Is this not a development smell - to tightly couple your IDE to your build system?