NOTICE: As of June 2006 JAM is no longer supported.
We recommend Maven 2 Tasks for Ant as a replacement.

JAM 2.1 User's Guide

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JavaGen Ant Modules 2.1

About JAM

JavaGen Ant Modules or JAM* is a modular Ant toolkit for building J2EE applications. It consists of a collection of Ant scripts designed to perform common Java/J2EE build tasks such as compilation, packaging, testing, deployment and J2EE application server control. Although originally developed to support the JavaGen code generator, JAM has evolved into a full feature, stand-alone build framework. Highlights include:

  • JAM leverages the new import and target override features of Ant 1.6 to create a reusable build framework.
  • JAM defines a small set of standard target names.
  • JAM includes a Maven-to-Ant bridge providing access to Maven's POM and repository features directly from Ant.
  • JAM supports various J2EE application servers as interchangeable modules.
  • JAM supports code generation technologies such as XDoclet and UML-based JavaGen.
  • JAM has extensive support for various unit test technologies including JUnit and Cactus.
  • JAM modules support CVS, Axis, Castor, JMX, Hibernate and many other technologies.

By assembling JAM modules, you can quickly create sophisticated IDE-independent build scripts.

To learn more read through the User's Guide starting with the simple example page.

Happy JAMing...


*There is another unrealated C/C++ build framework with the same name: Perforce Jam.
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