Another Neat Tool
A Java-based software tool for automating software build processes. Another Neat Tool (ANT) is similar to MAKE as it also has tasks and defines dependencies between tasks.
Apache Ant (acronym for another neat tool) is a Java-based build tool. Ant is similar to MAKE as it also has tasks and defines dependencies between tasks. The difference is that instead of implementing build tasks using platform-specific shell commands, ANT uses cross-platform Java classes.